2.

4 GHz
802.11g
WIRELESS
Model No.

Wireless-G
Home Router

User Guide

WRH54G

Wireless-G Home Router

Copyright and Trademarks
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How to Use This User Guide
This User Guide has been designed to make understanding networking with the Wireless-G Home Router easier than ever. Look for the following items when reading this User Guide: This checkmark means there is a note of interest and is something you should pay special attention to while using the Wireless-G Home Router. This exclamation point means there is a caution or warning and is something that could damage your property or the Wireless-G Home Router. This question mark provides you with a reminder about something you might need to do while using the Wireless-G Home Router. In addition to these symbols, there are definitions for technical terms that are presented like this: word: definition. Also, each figure (diagram, screenshot, or other image) is provided with a figure number and description, like this: Figure 0-1: Sample Figure Description Figure numbers and descriptions can also be found in the “List of Figures” section in the “Table of Contents”.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Welcome What’s in this User Guide?

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Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network
Network Topology Ad-Hoc versus Infrastructure Mode Network Layout

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Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router
The Back Panel The Front Panel

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Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router
Overview Hardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router

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Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router
Overview The Setup Tab - Basic Setup The Setup Tab - DDNS The Setup Tab - MAC Address Clone The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing The Wireless Tab - Basic Wireless Settings The Wireless Tab - Wireless Security The Wireless Tab - MAC Filtering The Wireless Tab - Advanced Wireless Settings The Security Tab - Firewall The Security Tab - VPN Passthrough The Access Restrictions Tab - Internet Access The Applications and Gaming Tab - Port Range Forward The Applications & Gaming Tab - Port Triggering The Applications and Gaming Tab - UPnP The Applications and Gaming Tab - DMZ The Administration Tab - Management

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The Administration Tab - Log The Administration Tab - Diagnostics The Administration Tab - Factory Defaults The Administration Tab - Firmware Upgrade The Administration Tab - Config Management The Status Tab - Router The Status Tab - Local Network The Status Tab - Traffic Statistics The Status Tab - Wireless

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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Common Problems and Solutions Frequently Asked Questions

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Appendix B: Wireless Security
Security Precautions Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks

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Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware 64 Appendix D: Windows Help 65 Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter 66
Windows 98SE or Me Instructions Windows 2000 or XP Instructions For the Router’s Web-based Utility 66 66 67

Appendix F: Glossary Appendix G: Specifications Appendix H: Warranty Information Appendix I: Regulatory Information Appendix J: Contact Information

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Wireless-G Home Router List of Figures Figure 3-1: The Router’s Back Panel Figure 3-2: The Router’s Front Panel Figure 4-1: Connecting Your Internet Connection Figure 4-2: Connecting Your Network Devices Figure 4-3: Connecting the Power Figure 4-4: Diagram for Connection to Another Router Figure 4-5: Connecting Another Router Figure 4-6: Connecting Your Network Devices Figure 4-7: Connecting the Power Figure 5-1: Welcome Screen Figure 5-2: Password Screen Figure 5-3: Setup Tab .DDNS .MAC Address Clone Figure 5-15: Setup Tab .Basic Wireless Settings Figure 5-19: Wireless Tab .TZO.Wireless Security (WPA Enterprise) Figure 5-21: Wireless Tab .Wireless Security (WPA2 Enterprise) 6 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 13 14 15 16 16 16 17 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 .Advanced Routing WAN Port Configure Figure 5-18: Wireless Tab .org Figure 5-13: Setup Tab .com Figure 5-14: Setup Tab .DDNS .Wireless Security (WPA Personal) Figure 5-20: Wireless Tab .Wireless Security (WPA2 Personal) Figure 5-22: Wireless Tab .DynDNS.Basic Setup Figure 5-4: DHCP Connection Type Figure 5-5: Static IP Connection Type Figure 5-6: PPPoE Connection Type Figure 5-7: Optional Settings Figure 5-8: Router IP Figure 5-9: Server Settings Figure 5-10: Binding Setting Figure 5-11: Time Setting Figure 5-12: Setup Tab .Advanced Routing (Router) Figure 5-16: Routing Table Figure 5-17: Setup Tab .

Wireless Figure C-1: Upgrade Firmware 24 24 25 25 26 28 29 29 30 30 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 41 42 42 43 43 44 45 64 .VPN Passthrough Figure 5-30: Security Tab .Diagnostics Figure 5-44: The Ping Test Figure 5-45: The Traceroute Test Figure 5-46: DNS Lookup Figure 5-47: Administration Tab .Wireless Security (RADIUS) Figure 5-24: Wireless Tab .Port Range Forward Figure 5-37: Applications and Gaming Tab .DMZ Figure 5-40: Administration Tab .Wireless Security (WEP) Figure 5-25: Wireless Tab .Advanced Wireless Settings Figure 5-28: Security Tab .Factory Defaults Figure 5-48: Administration Tab .Firewall Figure 5-29: Security Tab .Firmware Upgrade Figure 5-49: Administration Tab .Log Figure 5-42: Log Table Figure 5-43: Administration Tab .UPnP Figure 5-39: Applications and Gaming Tab .ARP Figure 5-31: Access Restrictions Tab .Port Triggering Figure 5-38: Applications and Gaming Tab .Management Figure 5-41: Administration Tab .Reboot Figure 5-51: Status Tab .Wireless-G Home Router Figure 5-23: Wireless Tab .Internet Access Figure 5-32: Internet Policy Summary Figure 5-33: List of PCs Figure 5-34: Port Services Figure 5-35: Single Port Forward Figure 5-36: Applications and Gaming Tab .Router Figure 5-52: Status Tab .Wireless MAC Filter Figure 5-26: MAC Address Filter List Figure 5-27: Wireless Tab .Local Network Figure 5-53: DHCP Clients Table Figure 5-54: Traffic Statistics Figure 5-55: Status Tab .Config Management Figure 5-50: Administration Tab .

Wireless-G Home Router Figure E-1: IP Configuration Screen Figure E-2: MAC Address/Adapter Address Figure E-3: MAC Address/Physical Address Figure E-4: MAC Address Filter List Figure E-5: MAC Address Clone 66 66 66 67 67 .

they form a wireless network. firewall: Security measures that protect the resources of a local network from intruders. So. this access can be shared over the four switched ports or via the wireless broadcast at up to 11Mbps for Wireless-B or up to 54Mbps for Wireless-G. or Local Area Network. The Wireless-G Home Router will allow you to network wirelessly better than ever. easily and securely. and the Internet. Advanced configuration is a snap with the web browser-based interface. How does the Wireless-G Home Router do all of this? A router is a device that allows access to an Internet connection over a network. If you do not wish to run the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM. Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome 1 . they can also be fun. But what does all of this mean? Networks are useful tools for sharing computer resources. files and fun. nat (network address translation): NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area network to a different IP address for the Internet. They are connected with Ethernet cables. These instructions should be all you need to get the most out of the Wireless-G Home Router. By sharing the same wireless settings. wireless. networks are not only useful in homes and offices. The Router can serve as a DHCP Server. or Wireless Local Area Network. which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. then use the instructions in this Guide to help you connect the Wireless-G Home Router. set it up.11g standards and wired networks. and can be configured to filter internal users' access to the Internet. supports VPN pass-through. Networks are even used for playing multiplayer video games. This is sometimes called a WLAN. allowing them to communicate with each other. wired. sharing Internet access. With the Wireless-G Home Router. With your networks all connected. PCs equipped with wireless cards or adapters can communicate without cumbersome cables. PCs on a wired network create a LAN.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome Thank you for choosing the Linksys Wireless-G Home Router. wpa (wi-fi protected access): a wireless security protocol using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption. the Wireless-G Home Router protects your networks from unauthorized and unwelcome users. The Wireless-G Home Router bridges wireless networks of both 802.11b and 802. Wi-Fi Protected Access™ 2 (WPA2) protects your data and privacy with up to 128-bit industrial-strength encryption. you can now share files and Internet access—and even play games. All the while. which is why the network is called “wired”. Linksys recommends using the Setup CD-ROM for first-time installation of the Router. spi (stateful packet inspection) firewall: a technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network. lan (local area network): The computers and networking products that make up the network in your home or office. You can access one printer from different computers and access data located on another computer's hard drive. has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks. within their transmission radius. and configure it to bridge your different networks.

• Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router This chapter explains how to use the Web-based Utility to configure the settings on the Wireless-G Home Router.Wireless-G Home Router What’s in this User Guide? This user guide covers the steps for setting up and using the Wireless-G Home Router. • Appendix F: Glossary This appendix gives a brief glossary of terms frequently used in networking. • Appendix D: Windows Help This appendix describes how you can use Windows Help for instructions about networking. • Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware This appendix instructs you on how to upgrade the firmware on the Router should you need to do so. such as installing the TCP/IP protocol. as well as frequently asked questions. Chapter 1: Introduction What’s in this User Guide? 2 . This appendix describes how to find the MAC address for your computer’s Ethernet adapter so you can use the MAC filtering and/or MAC address cloning feature of the Router. regarding installation and use of the Wireless-G Home Router. • Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router This chapter instructs you on how to connect the Router to your network. • Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for your Ethernet Adapter. • Chapter 1: Introduction This chapter describes the Router’s applications and this User Guide. • Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix describes some problems and solutions. • Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network This chapter describes the basics of wireless networking. • Appendix B: Wireless Security This appendix explains the risks of wireless networking and some solutions to reduce the risks. • Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router This chapter describes the physical features of the Router.

Chapter 1: Introduction What’s in this User Guide? 3 . • Appendix I: Regulatory Information This appendix supplies the regulatory information regarding the Router. • Appendix H: Warranty Information This appendix supplies the warranty information for the Router. including Technical Support.Wireless-G Home Router • Appendix G: Specifications This appendix provides the technical specifications for the Router. • Appendix J: Contact Information This appendix provides contact information for a variety of Linksys resources.

If the computers on the wireless network need to be accessible by a wired network or need to share a peripheral. Now. An infrastructure configuration is a WLAN and wired LAN communicating to each other through an access point. You can arrange the Router and multiple access points to work in succession to extend the roaming range. The basis of Infrastructure mode centers around a wireless router or an access point. Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Topology 4 . wireless-equipped computers are not able to communicate with computers on a wired network. eliminating the need for a wireless router or access point. ssid (service set identifier): your wireless network’s name. The Router transmits data to PCs equipped with wireless network adapters. such as the Wireless-G Home Router. Computers in a WLAN share the same frequency channel and SSID.11b and 802. with the wired network computers. communication between the wirelessequipped computers is limited by the distance and interference directly between them. Choosing between these two modes depends on whether or not the wireless network needs to share data or peripherals with a wired network or not. which can roam within a certain radial range of the Router. of course. the wireless network should be set up in Infrastructure mode. And. ad-hoc: a group of wireless devices communicating directly to each other (peer-topeer) without the use of an access point. wireless networks have two different modes in which they may be set up: infrastructure and ad-hoc. infrastructure: a wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point. which is an identification name shared by the wireless devices belonging to the same wireless network. products using these standards can communicate with each other. An ad-hoc configuration is wireless-equipped computers communicating directly with each other. such as a printer. which serves as the main point of communications in a wireless network. and you can set up your wireless network to communicate with your Ethernet hardware as well. Ad-Hoc versus Infrastructure Mode Unlike wired networks. then the Ad-Hoc mode can be used. except that each computer in the WLAN uses a wireless device to connect to the network. The drawback of this mode is that in Ad-Hoc mode. Ad-Hoc mode allows computers equipped with wireless transmitters and receivers to communicate directly with each other.11g products. If the wireless network is relatively small and needs to share resources only with the other computers on the wireless network.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Topology A wireless local area network (WLAN) is exactly like a regular local area network (LAN). Network Layout The Wireless-G Home Router has been specifically designed for use with both your 802.

11g adapters. WUSB11) when you want to enjoy USB connectivity. and many other. your networking options are limitless. When you wish to connect your wireless network with your wired network. The Home Router will also communicate with the Wireless PrintServer (WPS54G) and Wireless Ethernet Bridges (WET54G. Linksys products.11b and 802. any of the Wireless-G Home Router's LAN ports can be connected to any of Linksys's switches (such as the SD205 or SD208). such as the Notebook Adapters (WPC54G. WET11). WMP11) for your desktop PC. With these. you can use the Wireless-G Home Router’s four LAN ports.com for more information about products that work with the Wireless-G Home Router. PCI Adapter (WMP54G. To add more ports.Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless-G Home Router is compatible with all 802. Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Layout 5 . and USB Adapter (WUSB54G.linksys. Go to the Linksys website at www. WPC11) for your laptop computers.

Power Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router The Back Panel 6 .Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router The Back Panel The Router's ports. 3.Factory Defaults in the Router's Web-based Utility. 2. 2. 3. Internet Reset Button The Internet port is where you will connect your broadband Internet connection. There are two ways to reset the Router's factory defaults. and other settings) and replace them with the factory defaults. wireless security. The Power port is where you will connect the power adapter. or restore the defaults from the Administration tab . are located on the back panel. 4 These ports (1. Either press the Reset Button. for approximately five seconds. Figure 3-1: The Router’s Back Panel Ethernet 1. IMPORTANT: Resetting the Router will erase all of your settings (Internet connection. where the cables are connected. Do not reset the Router if you want to retain these settings. 4) connect the Router to your networked PCs and other Ethernet network devices.

the Router is actively sending or receiving data over the network. serve two purposes. A flashing LED indicates network activity over that port. 1. 2. 3. The Power LED lights up and will stay on while the Router is powered on. this LED will flash. Green. run the Router’s Setup Wizard CD-ROM and follow the on-screen instructions to use SecureEasySetup. the LED will be solidly lit. The Wireless LED lights up whenever there is a successful wireless connection. Green. Power Green. If the LED is flashing.Wireless-G Home Router The Front Panel The Router’s LEDs are located on the front panel. the Router is successfully connected to a device through that port. corresponding with the numbered ports on the Router’s back panel. Green. If you have SecureEasySetup devices. These numbered LEDs. 4 Wireless Internet Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router The Front Panel 7 . If the LED is continuously lit. The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection made through the Internet port. When the Router goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every boot-up. Figure 3-2: The Router’s Front Panel NOTE: SecureEasySetup is a feature that makes it easy to set up your wireless network. When the diagnostic is complete.

” If you want to install the Wireless-G Home Router behind another router in your network. Figure 4-1: Connecting Your Internet Connection Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Overview 8 . Then. Fix the direction of the antenna. 3. with line of sight to all of your mobile stations. connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your cable or DSL broadband modem. then follow the instructions in “Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router. Normally. follow the instructions in “Hardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem. the higher you place the antenna. Power down your network devices. 4.” Hardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem 1. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Router’s Internet port.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Overview This chapter includes two sets of instructions. the better the performance will be. Try to place the Router in a position that will best cover your wireless network. Locate an optimum location for the Router. The best place for the Router is usually at the center of your wireless network. If the Wireless-G Home Router will be the only router in your network. 2.

Wireless-G Home Router 5. IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the power adapter that is supplied with the Router. Connect your network PCs or Ethernet devices to the Router’s numbered ports using standard Ethernet network cabling. Connect the AC power adapter to the Router's Power port and the other end into an electrical outlet. Only use the power adapter supplied with the Router. proceed to “Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router. Use of a different power adapter could damage the Router.” Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem 9 . Figure 4-2: Connecting Your Network Devices 6. Use of a different adapter may result in product damage. Figure 4-3: Connecting the Power Now that the hardware installation is complete.

Then press Enter. A password request page will appear. enter the password you have set (the default password is admin). Fix the direction of the antennas. Change this to 192. In the Network Setup section. connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to one of the numbered Ethernet ports on your other router. you must change the default IP address of the other router. In the Password field. Now you will begin the hardware installation of Router. 6. there is a setting called Local IP Address. If you do not change the other router’s default IP address. the higher you place the antenna. 4. with line of sight to all of your mobile stations. Then. To access the other router’s Web-based Utility. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Router’s Internet port.1. which is set to 192. and enter the other router’s default IP address. The first screen that appears will display the Setup tab. 5. 2. Click the Save Settings button to save your change.168. First. 8. Wireless-G Home Router Internet NOTE: Steps 1-4 are instructions for a typical Linksys router. Leave the User Name field blank. in the Address field. Normally.Wireless-G Home Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router Before you install the Router. if you are using a nonLinksys router.1. Power down your network devices.1. The best place for the Router is usually at the center of your wireless network.1. however. and then exit the Web-based Utility.1. 3. Locate an optimum location for the Router.168. Then follow these instructions: 1. the better the performance will be. Broadband Modem Router Multiple PCs Figure 4-4: Diagram for Connection to Another Router Figure 4-5: Connecting Another Router Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router 10 . make sure the Router is NOT connected to your network. Then click the OK button.2. then you may not be able to set up the Router. 7. This is mandatory because both routers may be set to the same IP address by default.168. 192. launch Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.2. refer to the other router’s documentation for instructions on how to change its local IP address to 192.1.168. Try to place the Router in a position that will best cover your wireless network.

Decide which network computers or Ethernet devices you want to connect to the Router. Connect the AC power adapter to the Router's Power port and the other end into an electrical outlet. Figure 4-7: Connecting the Power Now that the hardware installation is complete.” Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router 11 . and then connect them to the Router’s numbered ports using standard Ethernet network cabling. Only use the power adapter supplied with the Router. Use of a different power adapter could damage the Router. IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the power adapter that is supplied with the Router. Figure 4-6: Connecting Your Network Devices 10. proceed to “Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router.Wireless-G Home Router 9. Disconnect the selected computers or devices from the other router. Use of a different adapter may result in product damage.

System Log . Wireless. Access Restrictions. On the Basic Setup screen. Linksys recommends using the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM.168.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router Overview Linksys recommends using the Setup CD-ROM for first-time installation of the Router. Administration. There are seven main tabs: Setup. in the Address field.Click this button if you’re an advanced user and want to manually configure the Router or if you want to configure the Router’s advanced settings that are discussed in this chapter. use this chapter to learn about the Web-based Utility. The utility can be accessed via your web browser through use of a computer connected to the Router. (Non-Windows XP users will see a similar screen. enter the settings provided by your ISP.) Leave the User Name field blank. Figure 5-1: Welcome Screen 12 . For a basic network setup. Advance Setup . • Management. click the Refresh button to update the information. This chapter will describe each web page in the Utility and each page’s key functions. you have the following choices: Setup Wizard . launch Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. To access the Web-based Utility. Figure 5-2: Password Screen Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router Overview NOTE: For first-time installation. Additional tabs will be available after you click one of the main tabs. This screen displays the Router’s connection status. Security. and Status. a password request page appears. HAVE YOU: Enabled TCP/IP on your PCs? PCs communicate over the network with this protocol. For advanced users. Web Tech Support . most users will use these two screens of the Utility: • Basic Setup.) Then click the OK button. The first time you open the Web-based Utility.1.1. If you want to configure advanced settings. you may configure the Router’s advanced settings through the Web-based Utility.Click this button to access on-line help. The Router’s default password is admin. change the Password from its default. use the default password admin. Then press Enter. After clicking the Advance Setup button.Click this button to run the Setup Wizard for the first-time software installation process. 192. On the Welcome screen. (You can set a new password from the Administration tab’s Management screen.Click this button to access the Utility’s Log screen. Refer to “Appendix D: Windows Help” for more information on TCP/IP. Applications & Gaming. then you can use the Web-based Utility to configure the Router. and enter the Router’s default IP address. The Utility’s Welcome screen will appear. If you do not wish to run the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM. To secure the Router. Click the Administration tab and then the Management tab.

Your ISP will provide you with the Subnet Mask. When you finish making changes to this screen. Figure 5-3: Setup Tab .Basic Setup 13 . Your ISP will provide you with at least one DNS (Domain Name System) Server IP Address.Basic Setup The first screen that appears displays the Setup tab. For additional help. DNS. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. This is the Router’s IP address.Basic Setup Figure 5-5: Static IP Connection Type Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . By default. Your ISP will provide you with the Gateway Address. Your ISP will provide you with the IP Address you need to specify here. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. as seen by users on the Internet (including your ISP). click More. which should be kept only if your ISP supports DHCP or you are connecting through a dynamic IP address. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. If you are required to use a permanent or fixed IP address to connect to the Internet. This is the Router’s Subnet Mask.DHCP. • DHCP. which is the ISP server’s IP address. Internet IP Address. This allows you to change the Router's general settings. when seen from the Internet. the Router’s Internet Connection Type is set to Automatic Configuration . select Static IP. Internet Connection Type Choose the type of Internet connection your ISP provides from the drop-down menu.Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . • Static IP. Internet Setup The Internet Setup section configures the Router to your Internet connection. Subnet Mask. Figure 5-4: DHCP Connection Type Gateway. Most of this information can be obtained through your ISP.

Unless user manually click on Connect to reestablish the connection. PPPoE with Fixed IP Address. Unlike Auto Connect on Demand. click the radio button next to Keep Alive. which can be set by the user. User can also set a timer which can enable Router to popup a message Window automatically to remind the user on the current connection uptime duration. Some DSL-based ISPs use PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) to establish Internet connections. To use this option. Service Name. even when your connection sits idle. Note: if your Internet browser is set to block popup windows. Click on Show Connection Duration to show the current connection uptime. Caution: An inaccurate Router clock setting will void the time specific functions. Wait for the Router to have a successful Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . the Router will NOT automatically establish PPPOE connection any more even it detects the new Internet access request.Basic Setup Figure 5-6: PPPoE Connection Type 14 . the Router will try to establish the PPPoE connection ONLY when the first time it detects the Internet access request. If you are connected to the Internet through a DSL line. If Auto Connect On Demand is selected. Note: If your Internet Browser is set to block the popup windows. For initial setup of Router. The Router will then terminate the PPPOE session after a period of idle time which can be set by the user. User can also set a timer that can enable the Router to pop up a message Window automatically to remind the user of the current connection uptime duration. This feature allows you to connect Internet in scheduling time.Wireless-G Home Router • PPPoE. Enter the User Name and Password you use when logging onto your ISP through a PPPoE or PPTP connection. This option keeps you connected to the Internet indefinitely. check with your ISP to see if they use PPPoE. The default Redial Period is 30 seconds (In other words. Keep Alive Option. you will not be able to see the popup window. Click on Show Connection Duration to show the current connection uptime. The Router will terminate the PPPOE session after a period of idle time. Manual Connect on Demand. some service providers require it for authentication. you will not be able to see the popup window. PPPoE Scheduling Dialer. The default idle time is 5 minutes. the Router will check the Internet connection every 30 seconds). The default idle time is 5 minutes. it is suggested that the user selects "Keep Alive" option first. If Manual Connect On Demand is selected. Provided by ISP. Please leave it blank if your ISP doesn't require it. enter it here or leave it blank if your ISP doesn't provide this info. User name and Password. the Router will try to establish the PPPoE connection every time it detects an Internet access request. If they do. you will have to enable PPPoE. If your ISP gives you a fixed IP. Some PPPoE based ISPs assign a fixed IP for their PPPOE client. Auto Connect on Demand.

Connection time warning. In the Redial Period field. If you select this option. Wait until the Router connects to the internet. And leave Router unused (power-off or not connected to internet) for a long time of period. And shutting down or rebooting the Router will also cause the Router clock to temporarily be invalid. click the radio button next to Keep Alive. Because of the interval of the page refresh timing.Basic Setup 15 . please reset the Router's clock.Note that shutting down or rebooting the Router will cause the Router clock to be temporarily invalid. Or leave to have Router automatically disconnect it at the time of scheduled for disconnection you set before. Router will try to connect to the NTP server automatically once the Internet connection resumes. on "Router" tab. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . If in case you want to access the Internet as the time which is out of the schedule time you setting on the "Scheduled Dialing" function. If the Router fails in connecting to the NTP server. If you select this option. This is to ensure that the "Wireless RF scheduling" feature will function properly. you specify how often you want the Router to check the Internet connection. Note: Some cable providers require a specific MAC address for connection to the Internet. If the Router fails to connect to the NTP server. you will have to check the Router clock and ensure it has the right time by the time you start to use the Router again. User can also manually setup the Router clock. then the Router will automatically re-establish your connection. You have to Assure the right Router time setting to ensure the proper working of this "Scheduled Dialing" function. You may just go to Router's "Status" page. Then enable the scheduling/time-specific function. To use this option. Caution: An inaccurate Router clock setting will void the "Wireless RF Scheduling" feature. the Router will periodically check your Internet connection. Fixed IP. Keep Alive Option: Redial Period. please reset the Router clock. Enter your fixed or static IP address. Verify with your ISP before making any changes. you will be warned before your connection terminates. The default Redial Period is 30 seconds. the clock may have a maximum of 2 minutes variance. You can manually click on "Connect" to force the Router to connect to internet. Then you can manually disconnect it by clicking on "Disconnect" button at the "Status" page under "Router" tab.Wireless-G Home Router connection to the Internet and gets an NTP time update. You may need to consider changing to different NTP servers. Optional Settings Figure 5-7: Optional Settings Some of these settings may be required by your ISP. If you are disconnected. If you have enable the "Scheduled Dialing" function. The Router will try to connect to an NTP server automatically every time the Internet connect ion gets resumed. This is to ensure that the "Wireless RF scheduling" or other time specific functions will work properly. If route fails on connect to NTP servers and can't get the time updated. Then switch to "auto NTP time update".

The default is 50.Wireless-G Home Router Router Name. Starting IP Address. The default Starting IP Address is 192. MTU. Wireless Setup is performed through the Wireless tab. and make sure there is no other DHCP server on your network. In most cases. Server Settings (DHCP) Figure 5-9: Server Settings The settings allow you to configure the Router’s Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server function. then select Disable (no other DHCP features will be available). This number cannot be greater than 253. Binding Setting. If you choose to enable the Router’s DHCP server option. In this field.1. DHCP Server. usually cable ISPs.168.1. is 1492. but smaller than 192. MTU is the Maximum Transmission Unit. select Auto. Figure 5-8: Router IP Network Setup The Network Setup section changes the settings on the network connected to the Router’s Ethernet ports. The Router can be used as a DHCP server for your network. You may have to check with your ISP to see if your broadband Internet service has been configured with a host and domain name. Maximum Number of DHCP Users. Enter a value for the DHCP server to start with when issuing IP addresses.253. allows you to enter the largest packet size that will be transmitted.168. A DHCP server automatically assigns an IP address to each computer on your network. It specifies the largest packet size permitted for Internet transmission. To have the Router select the best MTU for your Internet connection. Manual.168.168. or you don’t want a DHCP server. you can type a name of up to 39 characters to represent the Router. The default setting.Basic Setup . Router IP This presents both the Router’s IP Address and Subnet Mask as seen by your network. You should leave this value in the 1200 to 1500 range. If you already have a DHCP server on your network. the Starting IP Address must be 192. entered in the Size field. Figure 5-10: Binding Setting 16 Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . Click Binding Setting to Bind one IP address with a client PC MAC address. leaving these fields blank will work. The recommended size. Host Name/Domain Name.2 or greater.100. Enter the maximum number of PCs that you want the DHCP server to assign IP addresses to. These fields allow you to supply a host and domain name for the Router. Because the Router’s default IP address is 192.1. require these names as identification. you must configure all of your network PCs to connect to a DHCP server (the Router).1. DHCP is enabled by factory default. Some ISPs.1.

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Client Lease Time. The Client Lease Time is the amount of time a network user will be allowed connection to the Router with their current dynamic IP address. Enter the amount of time, in minutes, that the user will be “leased” this dynamic IP address. After the time is up, the user will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address. The default is 0 minutes, which means one day. Default Gateway. Your ISP will provide you with the Default Gateway address, which is the ISP server’s IP address. Static DNS (1-3). The Domain Name System (DNS) is how the Internet translates domain or website names into Internet addresses or URLs. Your ISP will provide you with at least one DNS Server IP Address. If you wish to use another, type that IP Address in one of these fields. You can type up to three DNS Server IP Addresses here. The Router will use these for quicker access to functioning DNS servers. WINS. The Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) manages each PC’s interaction with the Internet. If you use a WINS server, enter that server’s IP Address here. Otherwise, leave this blank.

Figure 5-11: Time Setting

Time Setting
Set the time in which your network functions on this screen, either manually or automatically. Manual Configuring. Select Manual Configuring, if you want to set the date and time manually. Automatic NTP Updating. Select Automatic NTP Updating if you want the date and time set automatically by time zone.Change the time zone in which your network functions from this pull-down menu. You can automatically adjust for daylight savings time, if you select Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes. NTP Server. The Router keeps a predefined NTP server list. You can also manually set a NTP server as the master server. Update Period. The interval that the Router updates the time from the NTP server.

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The Setup Tab - DDNS
The Router offers a Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) feature. DDNS lets you assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP address. It is useful when you are hosting your own website, FTP server, or other server behind the Router. Before you can use this feature, you need to sign up for DDNS service with a DDNS service provider, www.dyndns.org or www.TZO.com. Enter the information, as appropriate for your service. If you do not want to use this feature, keep the default setting, Disable.

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If your DDNS service is provided by DynDNS.org, then select DynDNS.org from the drop-down menu. If your DDNS service is provided by TZO, then select TZO.com. The features available on the DDNS screen will vary, depending on which DDNS service provider you use.

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System. Select the DynDNS service you use: Dynamic, Static, or Custom. Username, Password, and Host Name. Enter the settings of the account you set up with DynDNS.org. Mail Exchange (Optional). Enter the address of your mail exchange server, so e-mails to your DynDNS address go to your mail server. Backup MX. This feature allows the mail exchange server to be a backup. To enable this feature, select Yes. To disable the feature, keep the default, No. If you are not sure which setting to select, keep the default, No. Wildcard. This setting enables or disables wildcards for your host. For example, if your DDNS address is myplace.dyndns.org and you enable wildcards, then x.myplace.dyndns.org will work as well (x is the wildcard). To enable wildcards, select On. To disable wildcards, keep the default, Off. If you are not sure which setting to select, keep the default, Off. Internet IP Address. This is the Router’s current IP Address as seen on the Internet. Status. The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. Figure 5-12: Setup Tab - DDNS - DynDNS.org

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E-mail Address, Password, and Domain Name. Enter the settings of the account you set up with TZO. Internet IP Address. The Router’s Internet IP address is displayed here. Because it is dynamic, it will change. Status. The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. When you finish making changes to this screen, click the Save Settings button to save the changes, or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. For additional help, click More. Figure 5-13: Setup Tab - DDNS - TZO.com

The Setup Tab - MAC Address Clone
A MAC address is a 12-digit code assigned to a unique piece of hardware for identification. Some ISPs will require you to register a MAC address in order to access the Internet. If you do not wish to re-register the MAC address with your ISP, you may assign the MAC address you have currently registered with your ISP to the Router with the MAC Address Clone feature. Enable/Disable. To have the MAC Address cloned, click the radio button beside Enable. User Defined Entry. Enter the MAC Address registered with your ISP here. Clone Your PC’s MAC Address. Clicking this button will clone the MAC address. Change these settings as described here and click the Save Settings button to apply your changes or Cancel Changes to cancel your changes. Figure 5-14: Setup Tab - MAC Address Clone

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The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing
This tab is used to set up the Router’s advanced functions. Operating Mode allows you to select the type(s) of advanced functions you use. Dynamic Routing will automatically adjust how packets travel on your network. Static Routing sets up a fixed route to another network destination. Operating Mode. Select the mode in which this Router will function. If this Router is hosting your network’s connection to the Internet, select Gateway. If another Router exists on your network, select Router. When Router is chosen, Dynamic Routing will be enabled. Dynamic Routing. This feature enables the Router to automatically adjust to physical changes in the network’s layout and exchange routing tables with the other Router(s). The Router determines the network packets’ route based on the fewest number of hops between the source and the destination. This feature is Disabled by default. From the drop-down menu, you can also select LAN & Wireless, which performs dynamic routing over your Ethernet and wireless networks. You can also select WAN, which performs dynamic routing with data coming from the Internet. Finally, selecting Both enables dynamic routing for both networks, as well as data from the Internet. Figure 5-15: Setup Tab - Advanced Routing (Router) Static Routing. To set up a static route between the Router and another network, select a number from the Select set number drop-down list. (A static route is a pre-determined pathway that network information must travel to reach a specific host or network.) Enter the information described below to set up a new static route. (Click the Delete This Entry button to delete a static route.) Enter Route Name. Enter a name for the Route here, using a maximum of 25 alphanumeric characters. Destination LAN IP. The Destination LAN IP is the address of the remote network or host to which you want to assign a static route. Subnet Mask. The Subnet Mask determines which portion of a Destination LAN IP address is the network portion, and which portion is the host portion. Default Gateway. This is the IP address of the gateway device that allows for contact between the Router and the remote network or host. Figure 5-16: Routing Table Hop Count. Hop Count is the number of hops to each node until the destination is reached (16 hops maximum). Enter the Hop Count in the field provided. Interface. This interface tells you whether the Destination IP Address is on the LAN & Wireless (Ethernet and wireless networks), or the WAN (Internet). Click the Show Routing Table button to view the Static Routes you’ve already set up.

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11g devices. If you have both 802. Wireless Channel.11g and 802. For added security. this feature will be invalidated. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . Wireless SSID Broadcast. Wireless RF Scheduling function is for Router to automatically turn ON or OFF the Wi-FI Radio based on the specific time that you set. The SSID is the network name shared among all devices in a wireless network.Advanced Routing WAN Port Configure Figure 5-18: Wireless Tab . they will detect the SSID broadcast by the Router. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. For additional help. This means that Router's RF will be always ON. Enable. From this drop-down menu. Make sure the Router clock is correct. To broadcast the Router's SSID. This function has been set as disable by default.Wireless-G Home Router When you finish making changes to this screen. click More. When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks to associate with.Basic Wireless Settings The basic settings for wireless networking are set on this screen. The Wireless Tab .Basic Wireless Settings Figure 5-17: Setup Tab . select Disable. keep the default setting. If you do not have any 802. If you have only 802.Basic Wireless Settings 21 .11b devices. If you do not want to broadcast the Router's SSID.this is based on Wi-Fi RF regulation for best RF coverage. select G-Only. Blue color symbolizes ON.11b devices in your network. All devices in your wireless network must be broadcast on the same channel in order to function correctly. keep the default setting. then select Disable. Wireless RF Control. you should change the default SSID (linksys) to a unique name. and OFF is in color Gray. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. If wireless Client (STA) is quite close to the Router. Wireless Network Name (SSID). Standard .WAN Port Configure WAN Port Configure. It is case-sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters (use any of the characters on the keyboard). Select the appropriate channel from the list provided to correspond with your network settings. The Setup Tab . you may consider adjusting the RF output to "Medium" or "Low" level for reducing the RF coverage. Wireless RF control allows the user to set 3 different levels of RF output. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. With this WAN port configuration. you may consider configuring the WAN port's fixed Speed or duplex Mode. you can select the wireless standards running on your network. select B-Only. Make sure this setting is the same for all devices in your wireless network. Mixed. Click on the legend for changing its status.11b devices in your network. The scheduler is in hourly basis. If you have only 802. Otherwise. you can manually set the WAN port speed and the duplex mode. If you have a link problem with a cable/DSL Modem or switch port. Wireless Network Mode. The SSID must be identical for all devices in the wireless network.11g and 802. Wireless RF Scheduling. The default setting is Auto Negotiation for WAN Port.

or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. There are six wireless security mode options supported by the Router: WPA Personal. TKIP or AES. Because of the interval of the page refresh timing. TKIP or AES. Select the type of algorithm. Last. In case that the NTP is unreachable. which is a security standard stronger than WEP encryption.Wireless Security (WPA Enterprise) Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same WPA method and shared key. select the type of WPA algorithm you want to use. WPA Enterprise is WPA used in coordination with a RADIUS server. WPA2 is stronger than WPA. click More.) These are briefly discussed here.Wireless Security (WPA Personal) WPA Enterprise. You have to ensure that the Router has a correct time setting to make this Wireless RF Scheduling feature function properly. RADIUS. Shutting down or rebooting the Router will cause the Router clock to be out of date.) First. IMPORTANT: If you are using WPA. the clock may have a maximum of 2 minutes variance. user will have to reconfigure the Router clock to ensure that all these time-specific functions will work properly. TKIP and AES. Figure 5-19: Wireless Tab . When you finish making changes to this screen. you will have to check the Router clock and ensure that it has the right time at the moment that you start to use it again. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. enter a Key Renewal Timeout. along with a key shared between the Router and the server. For additional help. Then enter a Group Key Renewal period.Wireless Security 22 . The Wireless Tab . If Router fails to connect to NTP servers and can't get the time updated. you may need to consider changing to different NTP servers. WPA2 Enterprise. Enter the RADIUS server’s IP Address and port number. and WEP. Figure 5-20: Wireless Tab . WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA gives you two encryption methods. Enter a WPA Shared Key of 8-63 characters. or else the network will not function properly. Router will automatically check the NTP in correcting the time when its internet connection resumes. (WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. If you have enabled the Wireless RF Scheduling function and leave the Router unused (power-off or not connected to internet) for a long period of time. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. RADIUS stands for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service.Wireless Security The Wireless Security settings configure the security of your wireless network.Wireless-G Home Router Caution: The Router is not designed to have a built-in battery mechanism for a real time clock. WPA2 Personal. which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. with dynamic encryption keys. This option features WPA used in coordination with a RADIUS server. which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys.” WPA Personal. turn to “Appendix B: Wireless Security. WPA Enterprise. For detailed instructions on configuring wireless security for the Router.

or TKIP + AES. select the type of WPA algorithm you want to use. Last. AES. or TKIP + AES. TKIP and AES. enter a Key Renewal Timeout. Enter a WPA Shared Key of 8-63 characters.Wireless Security (WPA2 Personal) WPA2 Enterprise. Enter the RADIUS server’s IP Address and port number.Wireless-G Home Router WPA2 Personal. along with a key shared between the Router and the server.Wireless Security 23 . Figure 5-21: Wireless Tab .) First. This option features WPA2 used in coordination with a RADIUS server. WPA2 gives you two encryption methods. AES. which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys. which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys.Wireless Security (WPA2 Enterprise) Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . with dynamic encryption keys. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. Select the type of algorithm. Then enter a Group Key Renewal period. Figure 5-22: Wireless Tab .

Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. To use WEP.Wireless Security (WEP) Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . Then. select a Default Transmit Key (choose which Key to use). When you finish making changes to this screen. enter the RADIUS server’s IP Address and port number. 64 bits 10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex digits.Wireless Security 24 . or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Figure 5-23: Wireless Tab . and a level of WEP encryption. For additional help. This option features WEP used in coordination with a RADIUS server. and a level of WEP encryption. turn to “Appendix B: Wireless Security.Wireless Security (RADIUS) WEP. click More.” Figure 5-24: Wireless Tab . or else your wireless network will not function properly. select a Default Transmit Key (choose which Key to use). either generate a WEP key using the Passphrase or enter the WEP key manually.Wireless-G Home Router RADIUS. Then either generate a WEP key using the Passphrase or enter the WEP key manually. WEP is a basic encryption method. For detailed instructions on configuring wireless security for the Router. which is not as secure as WPA. Last. along with a key shared between the Router and the server. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same WEP encryption method and encryption key. IMPORTANT: If you are using WEP encryption. 64 bits 10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex digits.) First.

Clicking this button will allow wireless access by MAC Address. click Enable. To filter wireless users by MAC Address. Edit MAC Filter List. Clicking this button will open the MAC Address Filter List. Prevent. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Permit Only. you can list users. by MAC Address. click More. either permitting or blocking access.Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. to whom you wish to provide or block access. Clicking this button will block wireless access by MAC Address.MAC Filtering Wireless access can be filtered by using the MAC addresses of the wireless devices transmitting within your network’s radius. Wireless MAC Filter. Figure 5-25: Wireless Tab . On this screen. When you finish making changes to this screen. click the Wireless Client MAC List button to display a list of network users by MAC Address. select Disable. For additional help. If you do not wish to filter users by MAC Address.Wireless MAC Filter Figure 5-26: MAC Address Filter List Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . For easy reference.MAC Filtering 25 .

or you can select Auto to have the Router automatically use the fastest possible data rate and enable the Auto-Fallback feature. Its clients hear the beacons and awaken to receive the broadcast and multicast messages. If you want to specify the Router’s rate of data transmission. CTS (Clear-To-Send) Protection Mode should remain disabled unless you are having severe problems with your Wireless-G products not being able to transmit to the Router in an environment with heavy 802. configure the Transmission Rate setting. Transmission Rate. Frame Burst. when the Router can transmit at all wireless rates. for use with older wireless technology. Figure 5-27: Wireless Tab . If you are not sure how to use this option. depending on the manufacturer of your wireless products. Basic Rate. it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. the sender and recipient use a WEP key for authentication. The rate of data transmission should be set depending on the speed of your wireless network. This function boosts the Router’s ability to catch all Wireless-G transmissions but will severely decrease performance. The default setting is Default.11b traffic. Beacon Interval. between 1 and 255. With Open System authentication. keep the default. Enabling this option should provide your network with greater performance. The default value is 100. These settings should only be adjusted by an expert administrator as incorrect settings can reduce wireless performance. Disable. With Shared Key authentication. Auto-Fallback will negotiate the best possible connection speed between the Router and a wireless client. The Basic Rate setting is not actually one rate of transmission but a series of rates at which the Router can transmit. Enter a value between 1 and 65. which allows either Open System or Shared Key authentication to be used. Authentication Type. and All. You can select from a range of transmission speeds.Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . When the Router has buffered broadcast or multicast messages for associated clients. Other options are 1-2Mbps. CTS Protection Mode. when the Router can transmit at all standard wireless rates. the sender and the recipient do NOT use a WEP key for authentication. A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages.Advanced Wireless Settings 26 . The default value is Auto. DTIM Interval. The Router will advertise its Basic Rate to the other wireless devices in your network. so they know which rates will be used. The Basic Rate is not the actual rate of data transmission. The default value is 1.535 milliseconds.Advanced Wireless Settings Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab .Advanced Wireless Settings This tab is used to set up the Router’s advanced wireless functions. The default is set to Auto. indicates the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM). This value. The Beacon Interval value indicates the frequency interval of the beacon. A beacon is a packet broadcast by the Router to synchronize the wireless network. The Router will also advertise that it will automatically select the best rate for transmission.

only minor reduction of the default value. In most cases. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. each of your wireless client will be in its own virtual network and will not be able to communicate with each other. The more you connect. After receiving an RTS. the wireless station responds with a Clear to Send (CTS) frame to acknowledge the right to begin transmission. Only minor reduction of the default value is recommended. the RTS/CTS mechanism will not be enabled. Should you encounter inconsistent data flow. When this feature is enabled. it is highly suggested to set the lowest value to be suitable for your connection numbers. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. The Router sends Request to Send (RTS) frames to a particular receiving station and negotiates the sending of a data frame. is recommended. RTS Threshold. You may want to utilize this feature if you have many guests that frequent your wireless network. click More.It also depends on the network traffic density . Creates a separate virtual network for your wireless network. The maximum number of wireless clients that are allowed to connect to the Router concurrently. 16. 64 and Best Effort. STA Isolation. When you finish making changes to this screen. usually the less speed each client will have . If a network packet is smaller than the preset RTS threshold size. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network performance. You can choose from 8. This value specifies the maximum size for a packet before data is fragmented into multiple packets. For additional help. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . The RTS Threshold value should remain at its default value of 2347. 2347. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen.Wireless-G Home Router Fragmentation Threshold. If you experience a high packet error rate. Please note that this is a sharing of the total bandwidth. Max Association.type of network application etc. The default value is set at 16. 32. you may slightly increase the Fragmentation Threshold. To achieve better wireless performance on each wireless client. it should remain at its default value of 2346.Advanced Wireless Settings 27 .

then the Router will allow IP multicast packets to be forwarded to the appropriate computers. or Deselect to disable this feature. This feature keeps port 113 from being scanned by devices outside of your local network. Select to filter Internet NAT redirection. or detected. or deselect to disable this feature. Use of WAN proxy servers may compromise the device's security. Select to filter multicasting. Filter ActiveX. by other Internet users. or deselect to disable this feature.The Block WAN Request feature also reinforces your network security by hiding your network ports. ActiveX is a programming language for websites. you run the risk of not having access to Internet sites created using this programming language.Firewall 28 . Enable the Block WAN Request feature by checking the box beside Block Anonymous Internet Requests and you can prevent your network from being pinged. Filter Multicast. This feature employs Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) for a more detailed review of data packets entering your network environment. or deselect to disable this feature. Java is a programming language for websites. A cookie is data stored on your computer and used by Internet sites when you interact with them. Both functions of the Block WAN Request feature make it more difficult for outside users to work their way into your network. or deselect to disable this feature. Filter IDENT (Port 113). you run the risk of not having access to Internet sites created using this programming language. Firewall Protection. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Security Tab . Filter Internet NAT Redirection. or Deselect to disable this feature.Firewall You can enable or disable the firewall. Select to enable ActiveX filtering. Select to enable Java Applet filtering. If you deny ActiveX. Select to enable cookie filtering. This feature is enabled by default. Multicasting allows for multiple transmissions to specific recipients at the same time.Wireless-G Home Router The Security Tab . or Deselect to disable this feature. If you deny Java Applets. Filter Cookies. If multicasting is permitted. Denying Filter Proxy will disable access to any WAN proxy servers. Select to filter port 113. Use these features to enhance the security of your network. select filters to block specific Internet data types. Additional Filters Filter Proxy.Firewall Figure 5-28: Security Tab . This feature uses port forwarding to block access to local servers from local networked computers. Block WAN Requests Block WAN Requests. Filter Java Applets. and block anonymous Internet requests. Select to enable proxy filtering. Deselect to allow anonymous Internet requests.

Enable/Disable the Prevent ARP attack. L2TP Pass-Through is enabled by default. ARP Broadcast Rate. click Enable. Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a suite of protocols used to implement secure exchange of packets at the IP layer.VPN Passthrough The Security Tab . the Router will replace it with the new MAC address. "0" value means that the broadcast will not be sent out. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Set frequency for Router to broadcast the MAC address. the frequency is 1 to 9 times per second. To allow IPSec tunnels to pass through the Router.VPN Passthrough 29 . Then click the "Add" button to add it into the list below. PPTP PassThrough is enabled by default. PPTP Passthrough. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Security Tab . The Security Tab . To allow L2TP tunnels to pass through the Router. or L2TP protocols to pass through the Router’s firewall. choose "Fixed schedule". When you finish making changes to this screen. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) allows the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. the Router will ignore the new add-in. For additional help. Click on "Edit IP-MAC mapping list" to enter into IP-MAC binding page. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. enter the IP address and MAC Address accordingly on the top section. To allow PPTP tunnels to pass through the Router. click Enable. IPSec Passthrough. If the IP address is already entered. Figure 5-30: Security Tab . IPSec Pass-Through is enabled by default. click More. To manually specify the number of broadcast per second. L2TP Passthrough. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. If "Random" is selected. click Enable. Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol is the method used to enable Point-to-Point sessions via the Internet on the Layer 2 level.Wireless-G Home Router When you finish making changes to this screen. PPTP. Figure 5-29: Security Tab .VPN Passthrough Use the settings on this tab to allow VPN tunnels using IPSec. click More. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen.ARP Prevent ARP attack. To add a new IP-MAC address mapping list.ARP Note that if the entry of IP-MAC address mapping list already exists. For additional help. Edit IP-MAC mapping list.

during the days and time periods specified. 6. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Access Restrictions Tab . Finally.Internet Access Figure 5-32: Internet Policy Summary Figure 5-33: List of PCs 30 . Disable Internet Access for Listed PCs. On the List of PCs screen. then keep the default setting. designated services. 5. To create or edit a policy. websites. Click the Apply button to save your changes. 4. Click the Close button to return to the Filters screen. Click the Edit List of PCs button. User can also utilize the ARP Search button to automatically search for the current IP-MAC address mapping list in the ARP table.Internet Access The Internet Access screen allows you to block or allow specific kinds of Internet usage and traffic. Default Policy. Select Everyday or the appropriate days of the week. Enter the appropriate IP addresses into the IP fields. Select the policy number (1-10) in the drop-down menu. 7. Enter a name in the Enter Profile Name field. Click Delete to delete a policy or Summary to view a summary of the policy. If you have a range of IP addresses to filter. Enter the appropriate MAC addresses into the MAC fields. 3. complete the appropriate IP Range fields. such as Internet access. Allows or denies the client PCs that are not in the Internet Access Policy table. 2. Click the Cancel button to cancel your unsaved changes. Then click on "Delete" button. This feature allows you to customize up to ten different Internet Access Policies for specified PCs. click Save to save all the changes.Wireless-G Home Router The lower portion of this page is the list of IP-MAC mapping entries. To delete one entry. Internet Access Policy. Click the checkbox of the entries that you want to add into the mapping list. specify PCs by IP address or MAC address. select first the checkbox of entry that you want to delete. Set the days when access will be filtered. Then click on "Add" button to add it into the list. The Access Restrictions Tab . then click the radio button next to Enable Internet Access for Listed PCs.Internet Access 1. follow these instructions: Figure 5-31: Access Restrictions Tab . which are identified by their IP or MAC addresses. If you want to block the listed PCs from Internet access during the designated days and time. and inbound traffic during specific days and times. If you want the listed PCs to be able to access the Internet during the designated days and time.

Website Blocking by Keyword. This is the global control of the Router's default access rule. Days. Enable or disable a policy.) If Deny has been selected as a default rule.) Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Access Restrictions Tab . In case that the NTP is unreachable. so shutting down or rebooting the Router will cause the Router clock to be out-of-date. If you select allow as the default action. Timing Control. the Router will allow all types of applications at any time to access the Internet. Blocked Services. Choose the day of the week you would like your policy to be applied. The Router is not designed to have a built-in battery mechanism for a real time clock. Status. If the Router fails to connect to the NTP servers and can't get the time updated. Select 24 Hours. It has allow or deny options. The Router will automatically check the NTP and correct the time when its internet connection resumes.Wireless-G Home Router 8. (Also known as the White List. You can block access to certain website by the keywords contained in their webpage. Policy Name. Also. You may choose to block access to certain services. You have to make sure of the right Router time setting to ensure that Timing Control function works correctly. You can block access to certain websites by entering their URL. Website Blocking by URL. repeat steps 1-9. Because of the interval of the page refresh timing. you will have to check the Router clock and ensure it has the right time by the time you start to use the Router again. Aalso known as the Black List. you can set up to 10 access control policies to allow the PCs or certain types of Internet services in a certain time to access the Internet. Default Access Rule. Click Add/Edit Services to modify these settings. Click the Add to Policy button to save your changes and active it. You may assign a name to your policy.Internet Access Figure 5-34: Port Services 31 . Set the time when access will be filtered. or check the box next to From and use the dropdown boxes to designate a specific time period. 9. To create or edit additional policies. you may need to change to different NTP servers. 10. the clock may have a maximum of two minutes variance. you will have to reconfigure the Router clock to ensure that all these time-specific functions will work properly. Enter the time of the day you would like your policy to apply. Also you can set up to 10 access control policies to deny the PC or certain types of Internet services in a certain time to access the Internet. the Router by default will deny all types of access at any time to access the internet. If you have enabled the Timing Control on Internet Access function and leave the Router unused (power-off or not connected to internet) for a long period of time.

Applications. enter the name of your application in one of the available fields.) When users send this type of request to your network via the Internet. such as web servers. If the default policy rule has been changed from allow to deny or vice versa. UNIX. e-mail servers.Internet Access Figure 5-35: Single Port Forward 32 . They include the following: FTP (File Transfer Protocol).). click More. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. or other specialized Internet applications. this sets up public services on your network. 3. 2. they are typically uploaded to the web server using FTP. This rule is editable. click the Cancel Changes button. For additional help. the Router will delete all previous settings accordingly. A protocol used to transfer files over a TCP/IP network (Internet. (Specialized Internet applications are any applications that use Internet access to perform functions such as videoconferencing or online gaming. the Router will automatically bring it to the 2nd entry of the list. Basically. Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its DHCP client function disabled and must have a new static IP address assigned to it because its IP address may change when using the DHCP function. You can edit or remove it. Ten applications are preset. Router will only save the current settings of access policy rules. When you finish making changes to this screen. The preset applications are among the most widely used Internet applications. after developing the HTML pages for a website on a local machine. In order to use Web URL address or Web Keyword options. In service selection menu. The Applications and Gaming Tab . ftp servers. If happens you just key in the rule in the first entry of the list. the Router will forward those requests to the appropriate PC. Examples of these applications include servers and certain online games.Wireless-G Home Router Note: 1. etc. This is to give convenience to allow the basic Internet surfing service application. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. The Router factory default setting is allow. the other Web URL address and Web Keyword options will become invalid. click the Save Settings button to save the changes.Single Port Forward Single Port Forward. if you select the HTTP service. To cancel the policy’s settings. Certain applications may require to open specific ports in order for it to function correctly. Router will automatically create one policy rule (as rule #1 in the list) "default dns allow". Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Access Restrictions Tab . Click the Save Settings button to save the policy’s settings. select None in Services Selection menu. Some Internet applications may not require any forwarding. For example. For custom applications.

Wireless-G Home Router Telnet. bridge. The protocol used to connect to Usenet groups on the Internet. It is a TCP/IP protocol that defines the message format and the message transfer agent (MTA). The agents return information contained in a MIB (Management Information Base).Port(the port number seen by users on the Internet). It allows a user at a terminal or computer to log onto a remote device and run a program. and the last time the user was logged on. It provides a message store that holds incoming e-mail until users log on and download it. Int. Or select UDP if the application requires UDP.Port). POP3 uses the SMTP messaging protocol. which stores and forwards the mail. Enter the number of the Ext. A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).Port (the port number used by inter users which corresponds with Ext. on. If the application requires both TCP and UDP. Router.) to the workstation console used to oversee the network. The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet. A terminal emulation protocol commonly used on Internet and TCP/IP-based networks.Port. A UNIX command widely used on the Internet to find out information about a particular user.Internet Access 33 . SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). whether the user is currently logged on. Data is passed from SNMP agents. DNS (Domain Name System). which is a data structure that defines what is obtainable from the device and what can be controlled (turned off. Usenet newsreaders support the NNTP protocol. Ext. which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub. All pending messages and attachments are downloaded at the same time. such as a telephone number. The communications protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web. Protocol.Port. The way that Internet domain names are located and translated into IP addresses. Finger. HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol). A domain name is a meaningful and easy-to-remember "handle" for an Internet address. Fingering requires entering the full user@domain address. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol). Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Access Restrictions Tab . NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol). POP3 is a simple system with little selectivity. The person being "fingered" must have placed his or her profile on the system in order for the information to be available. please select Both. A version of the TCP/IP FTP protocol that has no directory or password capability. Its primary function is to establish a connection with a web server and transmit HTML pages to the client web browser.). A standard mail server commonly used on the Internet. Enter the number of the Int. etc. etc. Select TCP if the application requires TCP. POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3).

or Both. In this field. Enable. enter the name you wish to give the application. Click the Cancel Changes button to cancel your unsaved changes. click More. For additional help. enter the information on each line for the criteria required.Port Range Forward 34 . e-mail servers. The Applications and Gaming Tab . ftp servers. Enter the number that starts the port range under Start and the number that ends the range under End. Check all the values and click Save Settings to save your settings. When you finish making changes to this screen. enter the IP Address of the PC running the specific application. Enter the IP Address of the PC running the application. either TCP or UDP. Some Internet applications may not require any forwarding. Figure 5-36: Applications and Gaming Tab . click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Enter the protocol used for this application. Click the Enable checkbox to enable port forwarding for the relevant application.) To forward a port.Port Range Forward The Applications and Gaming Tab allows you to set up public services on your network. Application. Enable. (Specialized Internet applications are any applications that use Internet access to perform functions such as videoconferencing or online gaming. For each application. Start/End. Protocol.Wireless-G Home Router IP Address. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Each name can be up to 12 characters. such as web servers. Click the Enable checkbox to enable port forwarding for the application. This is the port range. or other specialized Internet applications. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. The criteria are described here.Port Range Forward Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab . IP Address.

Enter the starting port number of the Forwarded Range. Check with the Internet application documentation for the port number(s) needed. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Enter the ending port number of the Forwarded Range.Wireless-G Home Router The Applications & Gaming Tab . Enter the starting port number of the Triggered Range. Start Port. Enter the application name of the trigger. Application. list the forwarded port number range. list the triggered port number range.Port Triggering Forwarded Range For each application. Triggered Range For each application. click More. The IP address of the computer that sends the matching data is remembered by the Router.Port Triggering 35 . When you finish making changes to this screen. End Port. Figure 5-37: Applications and Gaming Tab . Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. For additional help. End Port. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Start Port.Port Triggering The Port Triggering screen allows the Router to watch outgoing data for specific port numbers. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Applications & Gaming Tab . so that when the requested data returns through the Router. Check with the Internet application documentation for the port number(s) needed. Enter the ending port number of the Triggered Range. the data is pulled back to the proper computer by way of IP address and port mapping rules.

click More. You can also manually click on "Delete All" button to remove all current forwarding mapping entries. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Delete UPnP Port Forwarding Mappings in boot time: Enable this function will let Router to remove all the previous auto saved UPnP port forwarding entries.UPnP 36 . UPnP: Certain applications may require to open specific ports in order for it to function correctly. When you finish making changes to this screen. For additional help.UPnP The UPnP Forwarding screen displays preset application settings as well as options to customize port services for other applications. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Examples of these applications include servers and certain online games. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Figure 5-38: Applications and Gaming Tab .Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab .UPnP Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab .

exposing the computer to the Internet. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. For additional help. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. select Enable. Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its DHCP client function disabled and should have a new static IP address assigned to it because its IP address may change when using the DHCP function. When you finish making changes to this screen. click More.DMZ The DMZ feature allows one network user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service.DMZ Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab . Then. DMZ hosting forwards all ports to one PC at the same time. enter the computer's IP address in the DMZ Host IP Address field or enter the computer’s MAC address in the DMZ Host MAC Address field. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. whereas DMZ hosting opens all ports of one computer. To expose one PC.Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab .DMZ 37 . such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. The Port Range Forward feature is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened. Figure 5-39: Applications and Gaming Tab .

HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol) . verify that Enable is selected. click More. You will only be able to access the web-based utility via a wired connection if you disable the setting.Management The Administration Tab .Log The Router can keep logs of all traffic for your Internet connection. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. enter the port number that will be open to outside access. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Select Enable to enable wireless access to the Router’s web-based utility or Disable to disable wireless access to the utility. When you wish to view the log. To disable the Log function. For additional help. as usual.The communications protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web. You will need to enter the Router’s password when accessing the Router this way.Log Figure 5-42: Log Table Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab .Management This section of the Administration tab allows the network’s administrator to manage specific Router functions for access and security. Figure 5-41: Administration Tab . select Enable. Remote Router Access. Figure 5-40: Administration Tab . Disable. click Show Log. When you finish making changes to this screen. When you finish making changes to this screen. Enter a new Router password and then type it again in the Re-enter to confirm field to confirm.Management 38 .Uses SSL (Secured Socket Layer) to encrypt data transmitted for higher security. Wireless Web Management Access.Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . click More. For additional help. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Then. To access the Router remotely. Wireless Access Web . To monitor traffic between the network and the Internet. from outside the network. Local Router Access. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. keep the default setting. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. You can change the Router’s password from here.If you are using your Wireless Router in a public domain where you are giving wireless access to your guests. HTTPS . Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Select HTTP or HTTPS. you can disable wireless access to the Router’s web-based utility.

or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Click Stop to stop the query. The Ping test will check the status of a connection.Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . Click the Ping button to open the Ping Test screen. Click the Clear Log button to clear the screen. click the Stop button. The Traceroute screen will then display the test results. click the Stop button. Click the Close button to return to the Diagnostics screen. To stop the test. Then.Diagnostics The diagnostic tests (Ping. click the Traceroute button. To test the performance of a connection. To stop the test. click Clear Log to clear the field. and DNS Lookup) allow you to check the connections of your network components. Enter the address of the PC whose connection you wish to test and click the Traceroute button. then click DNS Lookup.Diagnostics 39 . Enter the address of the PC whose connection you wish to test and how many times you wish to test it. Click the Clear Log button to clear the screen. You can use DNS Lookup to find an IP address from a domain name. click More. When you finish making changes to this screen. Figure 5-44: The Ping Test Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . Traceroute. Figure 5-43: Administration Tab .Diagnostics DNS Lookup. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Ping Test. For additional help. Enter the Domain Name into the field. click the Ping button. Click the Close button to return to the Diagnostics screen. The Ping Test screen will then display the test results. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Traceroute Test. and click Close to close the screen.

Wireless-G Home Router Figure 5-45: The Traceroute Test Figure 5-46: DNS Lookup Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router 40 .

Firmware Upgrade The Administration Tab . For additional help. Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are restored. This feature is disabled by default. follow the on-screen instructions.Config Management This screen is used to back up or restore the Router’s configuration file. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. You can also click the Safe Mode Upgrade link. click the Restore button. click the Backup button.Factory Defaults Select Yes to reset all configuration settings to their default values. Then.Factory Defaults 41 .Firmware Upgrade Firmware can be upgraded by clicking the Upgrade button after browsing for the firmware. Figure 5-48: Administration Tab . Do not upgrade your firmware unless you are experiencing problems with the Router.Factory Defaults The Administration Tab . which you can download from the Linksys website. and follow the on-screen instructions. which allows for a safer updgrade. click More. To back up the Router’s configuration file. refer to “Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware”. When you finish making changes to this screen.Config Management Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . click the Save Settings button to save the changes. and then click the Save Settings button. For more information about upgrading firmware. click the Browse button to locate the file.Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . Figure 5-49: Administration Tab . Figure 5-47: Administration Tab . After you select the file. To restore the Router’s configuration file.

Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Host Name. This shows the time. All of your settings will reset to the default settings. Figure 5-51: Status Tab . select Yes for Reboot the Device. If required by your ISP. This is the specific name for the Router.Router The Router screen on the Status Tab displays the Router’s current status. This is the Router’s MAC Address. which you set on the Setup Tab.Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . This shows the information required by your ISP for connection to the Internet. When you finish making changes to this screen. This information was entered on the Setup Tab. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. this would have been entered on the Setup Tab. Figure 5-50: Administration Tab . click More.Router 42 . as you set on the Setup Tab. If required by your ISP. Current Time. MAC Address.Reboot The Reboot screen is used to reboot the Router. then click the Save Settings button. Configuration Type. click the Save Settings button to save the changes.Reboot The Status Tab . this would have been entered on the Setup Tab. To reboot the Router. Firmware Version. You can Connect or Disconnect your connection here by clicking on that button. Router Name.Router Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . Domain Name. For additional help. This is the Router’s current firmware. as seen by your ISP.

This shows the Router’s IP Address.Local Network The Local Network screen on the Status Tab displays the status of your network. You can delete PCs from that list. Ethernet network. the end of that range is shown here. by checking a Delete box and clicking the Delete button. End IP Address. that will be displayed here. When the Router is using a Subnet Mask. DHCP Server. MAC Address. DHCP Clients Table. For the range of IP Addresses used by devices on your local.Local Network 43 . Start IP Address. as it appears on your local. Ethernet network. the beginning of that range is shown here. Ethernet network. Subnet Mask. This is the Router’s MAC Address. IP Address.Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . Figure 5-52: Status Tab . Ethernet network. If you are using the Router as a DHCP server. For the range of IP Addresses used by devices on your local.Local Network Figure 5-53: DHCP Clients Table Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . and sever their connections. as seen on your local. Clicking this button will open a screen to show you which PCs are utilizing the Router as a DHCP server. it is shown here.

Received Bytes. Sent Bytes.Traffic Statistics 44 . Received Packets. If the Extension Link between the Routers are set. LAN and Wireless. Status. You may check with your ISP for the actual usage of the Internet traffic volume. Total Bytes. Figure 5-54: Traffic Statistics Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . it displays in "X+Y" format.Traffic Statistics The Router provides current statistical data for the interface of the Internet. Bytes (8 data bit) received from this interface. Sent Packets. The data are captured in ethernet packet or data bytes (8 bits). Total inbound and outbound bytes (8 data bit) on this interface. "X" is the current local AP associated client and "Y" is the client that is associated via the extension link from the Extension Router. Rebooting of the Router will lose the current statistics data. for both inbound and outbound traffic. Total inbound and outbound packets on this interface.Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . Ethernet packets received from this interface. Displays the current status of each interface. Bytes (8 data bit) sent out from this interface. For Wireless Interface. Total Packets. Ethernet packets sent out from this interface. Clients Count.

If a client (a Computer or other Network device) has a fixed IP setting. As selected on the Wireless tab. as seen on your local.Wireless NOTE: Network Clients that show on the Welcome screen directly map from the current Router's DHCP client table.Wireless 45 . As entered on the Wireless tab. this will display the wireless mode (Mixed. Security Mode. this will display the channel on which your wireless network is broadcasting. Network Mode. and due to the Table Aging control.Wireless The Wireless screen on the Status Tab displays the Router's current status and the configuration of your wireless network. for example. a longtime inactive network client or a client with no access to the Router. B-Only. some network clients also may not show on the Welcome screen. Displays Up for connected and Down for disconnected. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . wireless network. SSID. AP Working Mode. it's not applicable if the Router is working in default Standard AP mode. this will display disable or enable the Router use encryption for security.Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . As entered on the Wireless tab. As selected on the Wireless tab. This is the Router's MAC Address. As selected from the Wireless tab. Figure 5-55: Status Tab . the Welcome screen may not be able to display its name. Wireless RF Scheduling. G-Only. this will display what type of encryption the Router uses for security. this will display the wireless network name or SSID. this will display Wireless RF Scheduling information. or Disabled) used by the network. Wireless Channel. MAC Address. Shows the status of the current Router's Wireless Access Point(AP) working mode. As selected on the Wireless tab. All information is read-only. Encryption Function. Extension Link Status. Shows the link status from the Extension Router to the Main Router.

which will force Windows Explorer to load new webpages. Click File.168.” If you are using Windows Explorer. If your ISP has not provided the DNS IP address. select the TCP/IP-> associated with your Ethernet adapter. 2.g. 4. Click the OK button in the TCP/IP properties window. Highlight it and click the Properties button. This is a hard refresh.com.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix consists of two parts: “Common Problems and Solutions” and “Frequently Asked Questions. I’m trying to access the Router’s Web-based Utility. 2. not cached ones. but I do not see the login screen. Read the descriptions below to help you solve your problems. Click the Security tab. Click the Default level button. Enter the DNS entry provided by your ISP. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 46 . enter 192. 6. and click Close or the OK button for the Network window. Click the DNS tab.” Provided are possible solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Router. and in the New Gateway prompt.1. which is the default IP address of the Router. Common Problems and Solutions 1. Restart the computer when asked. If you can’t find an answer here. Click the Gateway tab. Click Start. 3.linksys. In The following network components are installed box. Double-click Network. Click Tools. Click Internet Options. and make sure the DNS Enabled option is selected. 3. 7. Make sure Work Offline is NOT checked. In the TCP/IP properties window. check the Linksys website at www. Instead. 2. and select Specify an IP address. Then click the OK button.. Enter the Host and Domain names (e. you will only see one TCP/IP line with no association to an Ethernet adapter. Make sure that each IP address is unique for each PC or network device. select the IP address tab. 5. Settings. perform the following steps until you see the Web-based Utility’s login screen (Netscape Navigator will require similar steps): 1. Click the Add button to accept the entry. If you only have one Ethernet adapter installed. Make sure the security level is Medium or lower. “404 Forbidden. and Control Panel. Press CTRL + F5. You can assign a static IP address to a PC by performing the following steps: • For Windows 98SE and Me: 1. contact your ISP to get that information or go to its website for the information. I need to set a static IP address on a PC. John for Host and home for Domain). Enter a unique IP address that is not used by any other computer on the network connected to the Router. I see a screen saying.1.

I want to test my Internet connection. 6. 7. Click Start and Control Panel. and enter the Preferred DNS server and Alternative DNS server (provided by your ISP). and click the OK button in the Local Area Connection Properties window. Select Use the following IP address option. Enter the Default Gateway. For Windows 98SE. and click the Properties button. 5. Me.1. 2. Click Start. Make sure Obtain IP address automatically is selected in the settings.Wireless-G Home Router • For Windows 2000: 1. 3. highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). and enter the Preferred DNS server and Alternative DNS server (provided by your ISP). Enter the Subnet Mask. highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).1 (Router’s default IP address). Restart the computer if asked.168. Enter a unique IP address that is not used by any other computer on the network connected to the Router.255. Right-click the Local Area Connection that is associated with the Ethernet adapter you are using. Contact your ISP or go on its website to find the information. please follow the instructions for Windows 2000. 9. select Use the following DNS server addresses. 8. 255. In the This connection uses the following items box. 192. 2000. Click the Properties button. 4. 1. Click the OK button in the Local Area Connection Properties window. 2. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 47 . and Control Panel. 7.255. Toward the bottom of the window.255. 5. 3. 3. In the Components checked are used by this connection box. Enter a unique IP address that is not used by any other computer on the network connected to the Router.168.1. 192. select Use the following DNS server addresses. Enter the Default Gateway.255. Click the OK button in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. 255. 8. and select the Properties option. Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections.0. and select the Properties option. 4. Settings. Click the OK button in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. 6. Click the Network and Internet Connections icon and then the Network Connections icon. Contact your ISP or go on its website to find the information.1 (Router’s default IP address). • For Windows XP: The following instructions assume you are running Windows XP with the default interface. Enter the Subnet Mask. and XP: • Refer to Windows Help for details. If you are using the Classic interface (where the icons and menus look like previous Windows versions).0. A Check your TCP/IP settings. Right-click the Local Area Connection that is associated with the Ethernet adapter you are using. 9. Toward the bottom of the window.

com and press the Enter key. type ping www. the computer is connected to the Internet. Please refer to the Setup section of “Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router” for details on Internet connection settings. 4. • If you get a reply. cable/DSL modem. type cmd. The Internet or WAN IP Address can be found on the Status screen of the Router’s web-based utility. or PPPoE (commonly used by DSL consumers). • If you do NOT get a reply. you would enter ping 1. • Make sure you have the right cable. • If you get a reply. try the ping command from a different computer to verify that your original computer is not the cause of the problem. • Make sure you are using the right Internet connection settings. If you cannot open a webpage. For example. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. In the Open field. C In the command prompt. type ping followed by your Internet or WAN IP address and press the Enter key.Wireless-G Home Router B Open a command prompt. Check to see if the Internet column has a solidly lit Link/Act LED. there may be a problem with the connection. • If you do NOT get a reply. I am not getting an IP address on the Internet with my Internet connection. Try the ping command from a different computer to verify that your original computer is not the cause of the problem. In the Open field. and make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is selected in the TCP/IP settings for your Ethernet adapter. Static IP Address. For Windows 98SE and Me: • Click Start and Run. Wait 30 seconds.” If you need to clone the MAC address of your Ethernet adapter onto the Router.4 and press the Enter key. • Refer to “Problem #3. and computer. • If you need to register the MAC address of your Ethernet adapter with your ISP. if your Internet or WAN IP address is 1. see the System section of “Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router” for details. Contact your ISP to see if your Internet connection type is DHCP. I want to test my Internet connection” to verify that you have connectivity. type command. Verify that the Status page of the Router’s web-based utility shows a valid IP address from your ISP.4. For Windows 2000 and XP: • Click Start and Run. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. • Make sure the cable connecting from your cable or DSL modem is connected to the Router’s Internet port. and cable/DSL modem. please check the cable. the computer is communicating with the Router. • Turn off the computer. • If you do NOT get a reply. and then turn on the Router. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 48 . the computer is connected to the Router.yahoo. In the command prompt. type ping 192.168. Check the Status tab of the Router’s web-based utility to see if you get an IP address. • If you get a reply.3.1.2. D In the command prompt. Router. please see “Appendix E: Finding the MAC address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter.3. try the ping command from a different computer to verify that your original computer is not the cause of the problem.2.1 and press the Enter key.

I need to set up a server behind my Router and make it available to the public. 2. Enter the Start and End Port range of the service you are using. 5. Check the Enable option for the port services you want to use. you would enter 100 in the field provided. or mail server.100 192. ftp.” • Refer to “Problem #10: I am a PPPoE user.1. and mail servers. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 49 . 1. For example.1. • Refer to “Problem #3. To use a server like a web.168. ftp. port 21 (FTP) is used for FTP. Check “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter” for details on getting an IP address.1. • Refer to “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP address for Your Ethernet Adapter” to verify that your computer has an IP Address. and DNS. refer to “Problem #2: I need to set a static IP address. I am not able to access the Setup page of the Router’s web-based utility. Enter any name you want to use for the Application.1. 6. click the Save Settings button.100.168.Wireless-G Home Router 5. you would enter the range 80 to 80.1. You can get more information by viewing the documentation provided with the server you installed.168. Follow these steps to set up port forwarding through the Router’s web-based utility. Subnet Mask. For example.102 192.101 192. Go to the Applications & Gaming => Port Range Forward tab.102 Enabled X X X X When you have completed the configuration.168. and port 25 (SMTP outgoing) and port 110 (POP3 incoming) are used for the mail server. Gateway. if you have a web server. if the web server’s Ethernet adapter IP address is 192. TCP and/or UDP. 4. you need to know the respective port numbers they are using. Access the Router’s web-based utility by going to http://192.” 6. port 80 (HTTP) is used for web. For example.168.1 or the IP address of the Router. 3. and I need to remove the proxy settings or the dial-up pop-up window. Consider the example below: Application Web server FTP server SMTP (outgoing) POP3 (incoming) Start and End 80 to 80 21 to 21 25 to 25 110 to 110 Protocol Both TCP Both Both IP Address 192. • Set a static IP address on your system. Select the protocol(s) you will be using.168. We will be setting up web. Enter the IP address of the PC or network device that you want the port server to go to.1. I want to test my Internet connection” to verify that your computer is properly connected to the Router.

100 Enabled X X X X When you have completed the configuration.1 or the IP address of the Router. server. (In other words. 4.105 192.100.1.1. Enter any name you want to use for the Application. TCP and/or UDP. consider exposing one PC to the Internet using DeMilitarized Zone (DMZ) hosting. The best way to get the information on what port services to use is to go to the website of the online game or application you want to use.168. then the Router will send the data to whichever PC or network device you set for DMZ hosting.Wireless-G Home Router 7. Enter the Start and End Port range of the service you are using. If the port number that the data enters from does not have port forwarding. 2. or application to function properly.168. Go to the Applications & Gaming => Port Range Forward tab.1. This option is available when an application requires too many ports or when you are not sure which port services to use. you would enter 100 in the field provided. This would require you to set up the Router to deliver incoming packets or data to a specific computer.102 192. Make sure you disable all the forwarding entries if you want to successfully use DMZ hosting.168. Consider the example below: Application UT Halflife PC Anywhere VPN IPSEC Start and End 7777 to 27900 27015 to 27015 5631 to 5631 500 to 500 Protocol Both Both UDP UDP IP Address 192. if you want to host Unreal Tournament (UT). since forwarding has priority over DMZ hosting. Select the protocol(s) you will be using. I can’t get the Internet game. 8. I need to set up online game hosting or use other Internet applications. If you want to play online games or use Internet applications.1. you would enter the range 7777 to 27900. For example. 3. If you are having difficulties getting any Internet game. click the Save Settings button.168. Enter the IP address of the PC or network device that you want the port server to go to. or application to work. most will work without doing any port forwarding or DMZ hosting.1.168.1. Check the Enable option for the port services you want to use. 5.100 192. Check “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter” for details on getting an IP address. server.168. 6. data that enters the Router will be checked first by the forwarding settings. This also applies to the Internet applications you are using. There may be cases when you want to host an online game or Internet application.) Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 50 . For example. if the web server’s Ethernet adapter IP address is 192. Follow these steps to set up online game hosting or use a certain Internet application: 1. Access the Router’s web interface by going to http://192.

3. Make sure you have Direct connection to the Internet selected on this screen. Settings. the computer does not need any proxy settings to gain access. Please follow these directions to verify that you do not have any proxy settings and that the browser you use is set to connect directly to the LAN. click the Save Settings button. Select Enable next to DMZ. 5. Double-click Internet Options. Because the Router is the gateway for the Internet connection. 9. Go to the Applications & Gaming => Port Range Forward tab. Reset the Router to factory default by pressing the Reset button for 10 seconds and then releasing it.1. 2. Click the option Never dial a connection. 2. 10. Enter a different password in the Router Password field. Start Netscape Navigator. Advanced. Go to the Applications & Gaming => DMZ tab. you need to disable these on your computer.168.1 or the IP address of the Router. Access the Router’s web-based utility by going to http://192. • For Netscape 4. I forgot my password. 4. and Control Panel. and enter the same password in the second field to confirm the password.7 or higher: 1. Close all the windows to finish. Once completed with the configuration. 4. Enter the default password admin. I am a PPPoE user. This will remove any dial-up pop-ups for PPPoE users.168. Keep this information in case you want to use it at a later time. • For Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. and I need to remove the proxy settings or the dial-up pop-up window. 5. Click the OK button to go back to the previous screen. 2. then perform the following steps: 1. This will bypass the NAT technology for that computer. If you are still getting prompted for a password when saving settings.Wireless-G Home Router Follow these steps to set DMZ hosting: 1. 2.1 or the IP address of the Router. 3.0 or higher: 1. Click the Connections tab. 3. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 51 . In the Client PC IP Address field. or the password prompt always appears when I am saving settings to the Router. Preferences. Please refer to “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter” for details on getting an IP address. Click Start.1. Disable or remove the entries you have entered for forwarding. enter the IP address of the computer you want exposed to the Internet. and click Edit. If you have proxy settings. and Proxies. Click the Save Settings button. and click the Administration => Management tab. Access the Router’s web-based utility by going to http://192. 3. Click the LAN settings button and remove anything that is checked.

255. refer to “Problem #2. Click the Status tab. • If the connection is lost again. Hold the Reset button for 10 seconds and then release it. select the option Keep Alive. so you may need to reestablish connection periodically. (The default password is admin. PPPoE is not actually a dedicated or always-on connection.168. In other words. and set the Redial Period option at 20 (seconds). if asked. • Set a static IP address on the PC. To start over. • There is a setup option to “keep alive” the connection. 6. and enter http://192.com and download the latest firmware. To upgrade the firmware. In order to upgrade the firmware with the latest features. and other settings on the Router to the factory default settings.linksys. You may see the login status display as Connecting. use the TFTP program (it was downloaded along with the firmware).com. you need to go to the Linksys website and download the latest firmware at www. just like a normal phone dial-up connection to the Internet. Follow these steps: 1.1. I need to set the Router to factory default. The upgrade could have failed for a number of reasons. go to the web browser. The DSL ISP can disconnect the service after a period of inactivity. until you see the login status display as Connected. Open the pdf that was downloaded along with the firmware and TFTP program. This may not always work. 4.168. and click the Connect button.1.168. I need to set a static IP address.” Use the following IP address settings for the computer you are using: IP Address: 192. follow steps 1.0 Gateway: 192.linksys. Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware and/or make the Power LED stop flashing: • If the firmware upgrade failed.1. This will return the password. 14.1 or the IP address of the Router.255.50 Subnet Mask: 255. and follow the pdf’s instructions. 1. 2. I need to upgrade the firmware. My DSL service’s PPPoE is always disconnecting.” 13. Go to the Linksys website at http://www. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 52 . Press the F5 key to refresh the screen.) 3.Wireless-G Home Router 11. follow the steps in “Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware. On the Setup screen. To connect to the Router. Click the Save Settings button. Enter the password. 5. the Router will revert to its original factory configuration.6 to re-establish connection. 2. • Click the Save Settings button to continue. 12. forwarding. The firmware upgrade failed.1 • Perform the upgrade using the TFTP program or the Administration tab of the Router’s web-based utility. and/or the Power LED is flashing.

enter 1492.255. 4. the LED stays solid to show that the system is working fine. Meantime. Try this list of values. Subnet Mask. one value at a time. and Proxy. etc. Make sure that Netscape Navigator is set to Direct connection to the Internet. IP Address: 192.) • If the Router is configured correctly. For Internet Explorer. (The default password is admin. After finishing the checking procedure. Advanced. The Power LED keeps flashing. Look for the MTU option. Try to flash the firmware by assigning a static IP address to the computer.168. ensure that your workstation’s IP settings are correct (IP Address.) 3. check the Router. If they do. and select Manual.255.1 or the IP address of the Router.1. • If the PCs are configured correctly. and then upgrade the firmware. it is strongly recommended to use MTU 1492. • Make sure that your browser is set to connect directly and that any dial-up is disabled.0. Ensure that it is connected and powered on. To connect to the Router. • If you are having some difficulties. 2. the device is not working properly. perform the following steps: 1. For most DSL users. the system will boot up itself and check for proper operation. and DNS). check your Internet connection (DSL/cable modem. Default Gateway. click Tools. and then the Connection tab. 17. check the LAN and power connections. I can’t access my e-mail. The Power LED flashes when the device is first powered up. Restart the computer that is having a problem. (If you cannot connect to it. but still not working. You can remove the Router to verify a direct connection. web or I am getting corrupted data from the Internet. By default. go to the web browser. and enter http://192. When I enter a URL or IP address. Preferences. For Netscape Navigator. change the Size to different values. If the LED keeps flashing after this time. In the Size field. Enter the password. • Check if other PCs work. • If your difficulties continue.50 and Subnet Mask: 255. Internet Options. Make sure that Internet Explorer is set to Never dial a connection. The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) setting may need to be adjusted.168. • Manually configure the TCP/IP settings with a DNS address provided by your ISP.Wireless-G Home Router 15. until your problem is solved: 1462 1400 1362 1300 16. Connect to it and check its settings. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 53 . Click the Save Settings button to continue. the MTU is set at 1500. I get a time-out error or am prompted to retry. in this order. click Edit.1. if asked. Try using the following settings.) to see if it is working correctly.

SecureEasySetup uses WPA-Personal encryption. Print out the wireless security settings at the end of the SecureEasySetup process. For other SecureEasySetup devices. and then manually configure the settings for your non-SecureEasySetup devices. Re-run the Setup Wizard. the SecureEasySetup button is located on the front panel. click Click Here to Start and follow the on-screen instructions. If your current wireless devices do not support WPA-Personal security. Where is the Router installed on the network? In a typical environment. can be used for LAN to LAN connections. it is a built-in feature that the Router automatically enables. Where is my SecureEasySetup button? On the Router.Wireless-G Home Router Frequently Asked Questions After using SecureEasySetup. TCP/IP is the only protocol standard for the Internet and has become the global standard for communications. On the Configure Wireless Settings screen. Plug the Router into the cable/DSL modem’s Ethernet port. but do not have SecureEasySetup. On the Welcome screen for the Setup Wizard. my existing wireless devices can no longer connect to the Router. refer to each wireless device's documentation to locate the button on that device. the Router is installed between the cable/DSL modem and the LAN. Can I still use SecureEasySetup? Yes. How do I set up additional devices using SecureEasySetup? Repeat the SecureEasySetup process for each device until all of your devices have been configured. IPX. a communications protocol used on Apple and Macintosh networks. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 54 . Is IPSec Pass-Through supported by the Router? Yes. then you cannot use SecureEasySetup on your network. a NetWare communications protocol used only to route messages from one node to another. What is the maximum number of IP addresses that the Router will support? The Router will support up to 253 IP addresses. I have devices that support WPA-Personal security. Does the Router support IPX or AppleTalk? No. You will need to manually configure your network security using the encryption supported by your existing devices. click Enter Wireless Settings Manually and continue to follow the onscreen instructions. The button should be lighted either orange or white. but those protocols cannot connect from the Internet to a LAN. and AppleTalk. Refer to each wireless device’s documentation for instructions on how to enter these settings.

with the following fix: click ICQ menu -> preference -> connections tab->. Can multiple gamers on the LAN get on one game server and play simultaneously with just one public IP address? It depends on which network game or what kind of game server you are using. Furthermore. the x would be 6. set the ListenPort to 8080 (to match the mapped port above) and ServerName to the IP assigned to the Router from your ISP. You can also use a port forwarding range of 7777 ~ 27900. This adds a level of security since the address of a PC connected to the private LAN is never transmitted on the Internet. Windows 2000. How do I get Half-Life: Team Fortress to work with the Router? The default client port for Half-Life is 27005. however. when only one TCP/IP address is provided by the ISP. and check I am behind a firewall or proxy. (Port 8080 usually works well but is used for remote admin. This lets multiple computers connect to the same server. The Router also supports 100Mbps over the auto-sensing Fast Ethernet 10/100 switch on the LAN side of the Router. The user may have many private addresses behind this single address provided by the ISP. The computers on your LAN need to have “+clientport 2700x” added to the HL shortcut command line. Unreal Tournament supports multi-login with one public IP.ini file. What is Network Address Translation and what is it used for? Network Address Translation (NAT) translates multiple IP addresses on the private LAN to one public address that is sent out to the Internet. but Linksys does not. 7781. at this time.1. 7.WebServer] section of the server. You may have to disable this. or Windows XP? Yes. and 27900 to the IP address of the server.Wireless-G Home Router Does the Internet connection of the Router support 100Mbps Ethernet? The Router’s current hardware design supports up to 100Mbps Ethernet on its Internet port. configuration or troubleshooting of any non-Windows operating systems. The Internet user can then send a file to a user behind the Router. If you want to use the UT Server Admin. NAT allows the Router to be used with low cost Internet accounts. Windows Millennium. Does the Router support ICQ send file? Yes. 8.0. but others on the LAN cannot join. What do I need to do? If you have a dedicated Unreal Tournament server running. provide technical support for setup. 7779. Then set the firewall time-out to 80 seconds in the firewall setting.6 won’t let multiple computers with the same CD key connect at Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 55 . One problem: Version 1. such as DSL or cable modems. forward another port. you need to create a static IP for each of the LAN computers and forward ports 7777. and on up. For example.) Then in the [UWeb. Does the Router support any operating system other than Windows 98SE. 7780. 7778. the Internet connection speed will vary depending on the speed of your broadband connection. I set up an Unreal Tournament Server.

unless that version contains new features that you would like to use.Firmware Upgrade tab of the Router’s web-based utility. the HL server does not need to be in the DMZ. For Internet Explorer. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 56 . For Netscape Navigator. and Proxy. (Please look at the Network Control Panel in your Ethernet adapter’s Advanced Properties tab. Check our website at www.0. Downloading a more current version of Router firmware will not enhance the quality or speed of your Internet connection. Preferences. or nothing but junk characters are being displayed on the screen.) Make sure that your proxy setting is disabled in the browser. click Tools. click Edit. www.. Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. What do I need to do? Force your Ethernet adapter to 10Mbps or half duplex mode.linksys. How will I be notified of new Router firmware upgrades? All Linksys firmware upgrades are posted on the Linksys website at www.com. If all else fails in the installation. As far as hosting games. even if on the same LAN (not a problem with 1. use the Administration . To upgrade the Router’s firmware.1. but the Router’s setup pages are accessible only through Internet Explorer 4. Reset your cable or DSL modem by powering the unit off and then on. What can I do? You may have to remove the proxy settings on your Internet browser. I am not able to get the web configuration screen for the Router.0 or Netscape Navigator 4. and may disrupt your current connection stability.3). If the Router’s Internet connection is working well.com. How can I block corrupted FTP downloads? If you are experiencing corrupted files when you download a file with your FTP client. Make sure that your browser is set to connect directly and that any dial-up is disabled.Wireless-G Home Router the same time. there is no need to download a newer firmware version. Make sure that Netscape Navigator is set to Direct connection to the Internet.linksys. what can I do? Reset the Router by holding down the reset button until the Power LED fully turns on and off.g. downloads are corrupt. Will the Router function in a Macintosh environment? Yes. and make sure that your browser is set to connect directly and that any dial-up is disabled. Or remove the dial-up settings on your browser. e. try using another FTP program.linksys. The web page hangs. and then the Connection tab. and turn off the “Auto-negotiate” feature of your Ethernet adapter as a temporary measure. Internet Options.0 or higher for Macintosh.com for more information. Advanced. Obtain and flash the latest firmware release that is readily available on the Linksys website. Just forward port 27015 to the local IP address of the server computer. Make sure that Internet Explorer is set to Never dial a connection. Check with your browser documentation. where they can be downloaded for free.

Consult the application’s documentation to determine if it supports operation over a network. set port forwarding to 113 for the PC on which you are using mIRC. Does the Router pass PPTP packets or actively route PPTP sessions? The Router allows PPTP packets to pass through. port forwarding.11g standard. see “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter. It is recommended that you set your computer with a static IP if you want to use DMZ Hosting. Some applications require multiple TCP/IP ports to be open. the Router can establish 520 sessions at the same time. What are the advanced features of the Router? The Router’s advanced features include advanced wireless settings. Can I run an application from a remote computer over the wireless network? This will depend on whether or not the application is designed to be used over a network. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 57 .4GHz. access restriction policies. and DDNS. filters.Wireless-G Home Router What is DMZ Hosting? Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) allows one IP address (computer) to be exposed to the Internet. How many ports can be simultaneously forwarded? Theoretically.11g standard? It is one of the IEEE standards for wireless networks. To get the LAN IP address. Can the Router act as my DHCP server? Yes. The Router has DHCP server software built-in. Is the Router cross-platform compatible? Any platform that supports Ethernet and TCP/IP is compatible with the Router. How do I get mIRC to work with the Router? Under the Port Forwarding tab. What is the IEEE 802. provided that the hardware complies with the 802.” If DMZ Hosting is used. does the exposed user share the public IP with the Router? No.11g standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 54Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. The 802. The 802. but you can only forward 10 ranges of ports.11g standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. advanced routing.

What is roaming? Roaming is the ability of a portable computer user to communicate continuously while moving freely throughout an area greater than that covered by a single access point. the wireless LAN must incorporate a number of different functions. Before using the roaming function. must always acknowledge receipt of each message.11b standard? It is one of the IEEE standards for wireless networks.11g functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • OFDM protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What IEEE 802.11b features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802. the wireless-equipped computers are configured to communicate directly with each other. Each node must Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 58 .11g features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802.11b standard.11b standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. the workstation must make sure that it is the same channel number with the access point of dedicated coverage area.11b functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What is ad-hoc mode? When a wireless network is set to ad-hoc mode. What IEEE 802. the wireless network is configured to communicate with a wired network through a wireless access point.4GHz. The 802.Wireless-G Home Router What is the IEEE 802. for example. To achieve true seamless connectivity.11b standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. The ad-hoc wireless network will not communicate with any wired network. The 802. provided that the hardware complies with the 802. Each node and access point. What is infrastructure mode? When a wireless network is set to infrastructure mode.

Properly synchronized. the user’s end node undertakes a search for the best possible access to the system. This bit pattern is called a chip (or chipping code). Spectrum in the vicinity of 2. provided that the receiver knows the parameters of the spread-spectrum signal being broadcast. it evaluates such factors as signal strength and quality. As the user moves on. What is DSSS? What is FHSS? And what are their differences? Frequency-Hopping Spread-Spectrum (FHSS) uses a narrowband carrier that changes frequency in a pattern that is known to both transmitter and receiver. it then re-registers. the end node’s RF transmitter regularly checks the system to determine whether it is in touch with the original access point or whether it should seek a new one. the net effect is to maintain a single logical channel. and security. Direct-Sequence SpreadSpectrum (DSSS) generates a redundant bit pattern for each bit to be transmitted. and the communication process continues. This presents a truly revolutionary opportunity to place convenient high-speed wireless capabilities in the hands of users around the globe. the greater the probability that the original data can be recovered. in effect. If a receiver is not tuned to the right frequency. DSSS appears as low power wideband noise and is rejected (ignored) by most narrowband receivers. To an unintended receiver. Communications between end node and host computer can then be transmitted up and down the backbone. First. To an unintended receiver. it undertakes a new search. FHSS appears to be short-duration impulse noise. statistical techniques embedded in the radio can recover the original data without the need for retransmission.S. Even if one or more bits in the chip are damaged during transmission. as well as the message load currently being carried by each access point and the distance of each access point to the wired backbone. The longer the chip. What is Spread Spectrum? Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique developed by the military for use in reliable. It is designed to trade off bandwidth efficiency for reliability. more bandwidth is consumed than in the case of narrowband transmission.4 GHz. in particular. In such a system. Upon finding a new access point. a spread-spectrum signal looks like background noise. integrity. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS). secure. There are two main alternatives. What is ISM band? The FCC and their counterparts outside of the U. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 59 . is being made available worldwide. the node next selects the right access point and registers its address. have set aside bandwidth for unlicensed use in the ISM (Industrial.Wireless-G Home Router maintain contact with the wireless network even when not actually transmitting data. When a node no longer receives acknowledgment from its original access point. In other words. Scientific and Medical) band. mission-critical communications systems. Based on that information. louder and thus easier to detect. Achieving these functions simultaneously requires a dynamic RF networking technology that links access points and nodes. but the trade-off produces a signal that is.

This will reset the Router to its default settings. How do I resolve issues with signal loss? There is no way to know the exact range of your wireless network without testing. How do I reset the Router? Press the Reset button on the back panel for about five seconds. the MAC address of a device stays the same.11 standard. this number is usually permanent. but not on your wireless adapter (or vice versa). refer to the Linksys website. in North America. There may be additional channels available in other regions. making it a valuable identifier for the network. If your questions are not addressed here. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 60 . metal. that allows the network to identify it at the hardware level. such as a network adapter. Lead glass. a data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit shared key algorithm. For all practical purposes. How many channels/frequencies are available with the Router? There are eleven available channels. Unlike IP addresses. as this may eliminate interference affecting only one channel. www. You may also try using different channels. Start with the Router and your wireless PC in the same room and move it away in small increments to determine the maximum range in your environment. Every obstacle placed between the Router and a wireless PC will create signal loss.linksys. concrete floors. Wireless security is probably enabled on the Router.com. ranging from 1 to 11. Verify that the same wireless security method and passphrase/keys are being used on all devices of your wireless network. I have excellent signal strength. What is a MAC Address? The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique number assigned by the manufacturer to any Ethernet networking device. but I cannot see my network. which can change every time a computer logs onto the network.Wireless-G Home Router What is WEP? WEP is Wired Equivalent Privacy. water and walls will inhibit the signal and reduce range. subject to the regulations of your region and/or country. as described in the IEEE 802.

Appendix B: Wireless Security Security Precautions 61 . etc. 7. Change the default password for the Administrator account. Your network administrator is the only person who can change network settings. Please note that this may reduce your network performance. The current generation of Linksys products provide several network security features. For information on implementing these security features. such as the network’s SSID (Service Set Identifier). Security Precautions The following is a complete list of security precautions to take (at least steps 1 through 5 should be followed): 1. wireless networking products first listen for “beacon messages”.” NOTE: Some of these security features are available only through the network router or access point. So. 5. Here are the steps you can take: Change the administrator’s password regularly. With every wireless networking device you use. Change the default SSID. Change the administrator’s password regularly. 4. WEP keys. Disable SSID Broadcast. Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks Wireless networks are easy to find. make it harder for a hacker to get that information. Change the SSID periodically. Refer to the router or access point’s documentation for more information. but they require specific action on your part for implementation. can change those settings. Use WPA if it is available. These messages can be easily decrypted and contain much of the network’s information. keep in mind that network settings (SSID.) are stored in its firmware.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix B: Wireless Security Linksys wants to make wireless networking as safe and easy for you as possible. If a hacker gets a hold of the administrator’s password. keep the following in mind whenever you are setting up or using your wireless network. he. 2. refer to “Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router. too. Hackers know that in order to join a wireless network. So. 6. Use the highest encryption algorithm possible. 3. Enable MAC Address Filtering. Change the WEP encryption keys periodically.

Appendix B: Wireless Security Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks 62 . and WPA2 has stronger encryption than WPA. There are several ways that WEP can be maximized: 1. Disable Broadcast 2. (AES is stronger than TKIP. Use the highest level of encryption possible 2. it allows anyone to log into your wireless network. WEP Encryption. Change your WEP key regularly WPA. and AES (Advanced Encryption System). So. This includes hackers. While this option may be more convenient. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is often looked upon as a cure-all for wireless security concerns. MAC Addresses.) IMPORTANT: Always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same encryption method and encryption key or your wireless network will not function properly. Wireless networking products come with a default SSID set by the factory.) Hackers know these defaults and can check these against your network. Again. Make it unique 3. Use “Shared Key” authentication 3. This makes it harder for a hacker to access your network with a random MAC Address. There are several things to keep in mind about the SSID: 1. WPA is stronger than WEP encryption. This is overstating WEP’s ability. Change your SSID regularly so that any hackers who have gained access to your wireless network will have to start from the beginning in trying to break in. MAC Address filtering will allow you to provide access to only those wireless nodes with certain MAC Addresses. don’t broadcast the SSID. which utilizes a symmetric 128-Bit block data encryption. this can only provide enough security to make a hacker’s job more difficult. Change your SSID to something unique and not something related to your company or the networking products you use.Wireless-G Home Router SSID. Enable MAC Address filtering. which incorporates Message Integrity Code (MIC) to provide protection against hackers. Change it often Most wireless networking devices will give you the option of broadcasting the SSID. WPA and WPA2 give you a choice of two encryption methods: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol). Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is the newest and best available standard in Wi-Fi security. (The Linksys default SSID is “linksys”.

Enter a Key Renewal period time between 0 and 99. Then enter the key shared between the Router and its RADIUS server. RADIUS. and enter a password in the WPA Shared Key field of 8-63 characters. Then enter the key shared between the Router and its RADIUS server. WPA/WPA2-Enterprise. Select the type of algorithm. TKIP or AES. This method is WEP used in coordination with a RADIUS server. Enter the WEP settings. but if you are transmitting sensitive data over your network. RADIUS uses a RADIUS server and WEP encryption. which instructs the Router or other device how often it should change the encryption keys. This method is WPA or WPA2 used in coordination with a RADIUS server. These security recommendations should help keep your mind at ease while you are enjoying the most flexible and convenient technology Linksys has to offer. which instructs the Router or other device how often it should change the encryption keys. encryption should be used. Then enter a Key Renewal period. Implementing encryption may have a negative impact on your network’s performance. Appendix B: Wireless Security Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks 63 . Enter the IP address and port number of the RADIUS server.999 seconds.Wireless-G Home Router WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise use a RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) server for authentication. Enter the IP address and port number of the RADIUS server. WPA/WPA2-Personal.

4. 6. 2.com.linksys.You can also click the Safe Mode Upgrade link.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware The Router's firmware is upgraded through the Web-based Utility's Administration tab. Extract the firmware file on your computer. Follow these instructions: 1. Then click the Upgrade button and follow the on-screen instructions. 3. and the Firmware Upgrade screen will appear. Download the firmware from Linksys's website at www. Figure C-1: Upgrade Firmware Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware 64 . Open the Router’s Web-based Utility. Enter the location of the firmware's file or click the Browse button to find the file. and click the Administration tab. which allows for a safer upgrade. 5. Click Firmware Upgrade.

Network Neighborhood/My Network Places Other PCs on your network will appear under Network Neighborhood or My Network Places (depending upon the version of Windows you're running). Appendix D: Windows Help 65 . Windows is the most used operating system in the world and comes with many features that help make networking easier. These features can be accessed through Windows Help and are described in this appendix. or protocol. TCP/IP must be enabled. Windows Help provides complete instructions on enabling TCP/IP. Shared Resources If you wish to share printers. folder. Windows Help provides complete instructions on adding PCs to your network. This is true for wireless networks as well.Wireless-G Home Routerr Appendix D: Windows Help Almost Linksys wireless products require Microsoft Windows. TCP/IP is a set of instructions. Windows Help provides complete instructions on utilizing shared resources. Your PCs will not be able to utilize wireless networking without having TCP/IP enabled. TCP/IP Before a computer can communicate with the Router. all PCs follow to communicate over a network. or files over your network.

2. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. The MAC address/Adapter Address is what you will use for MAC address cloning or MAC filtering. forwarding. select the Ethernet adapter you have connected to the Router via a CAT 5 Ethernet network cable. enter winipcfg. Click Start and Run. Click Start and Run. enter ipconfig /all. or XP. Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter Windows 98SE or Me Instructions Figure E-3: MAC Address/Physical Address 66 . This is the MAC address for your Ethernet adapter and is shown as a series of numbers and letters. Windows 98SE or Me Instructions 1.168. You can also find the IP address of your computer’s Ethernet adapter. See Figure E-1. Your computer may show something different. Write down the Adapter Address as shown on your computer screen (see Figure E-2). At the command prompt. Follow the steps in this appendix to find the adapter’s MAC or IP address in Windows 98. Then press the Enter key or the OK button. This IP address is used for the Router’s filtering. The example in Figure E-3 shows the Ethernet adapter’s IP address as 192. Then press the Enter key. In the Open field. 3. When the IP Configuration screen appears. Figure E-1: IP Configuration Screen Figure E-2: MAC Address/Adapter Address Note: The MAC address is also called the Adapter Address.100. Me. In the Open field. and/or DMZ features. Windows 2000 or XP Instructions 1. 2000.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter This section describes how to find the MAC address for your computer’s Ethernet adapter so you can use the MAC filtering and/or MAC address cloning feature of the Router. enter cmd.1. 2.

two digits per field. For MAC address cloning. The example in Figure E-3 shows the Ethernet adapter’s IP address as 192. See Figure E-5. it is the MAC address for your Ethernet adapter. enter the 12-digit MAC address in this format. Note: The MAC address is also called the Physical Address. See Figure E-4.Wireless-G Home Router 3. Figure E-4: MAC Address Filter List Figure E-5: MAC Address Clone Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter For the Router’s Web-based Utility 67 . This appears as a series of numbers and letters.100. XXXXXXXXXXXX.1. The MAC address/Physical Address is what you will use for MAC address cloning or MAC filtering.168. Write down the Physical Address as shown on your computer screen (Figure E-3). For the Router’s Web-based Utility For MAC filtering. WITHOUT the hyphens. enter the 12-digit MAC address in the MAC Address fields provided. Your computer may show something different.

A group of wireless devices communicating directly with each other (peer-to-peer) without the use of an access point. one after the other. For more advanced terms. or e-mail server with a fixed domain name (e. Appendix F: Glossary 68 .com/glossary. Bandwidth . Byte .A device that allows wireless-equipped computers and other devices to communicate with a wired network.The transmission capacity of a given device or network. DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) . which in turn connects to the Internet. see the complete Linksys glossary at http://www. Bit .A unit of data that is usually eight bits long Cable Modem . AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) . DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) .Wireless-G Home Router Appendix F: Glossary This glossary contains some basic networking terms you may come across when using this product.An application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web.linksys.A security method that uses symmetric 128-bit block data encryption. www. FTP server.com) and a dynamic IP address. Boot . Access Point . Default Gateway .xyz. Browser . Broadband . Ad-hoc .g. Also used to expand the range of a wireless network.A device that connects a computer to the cable television network.Allows the hosting of a website.A device that forwards Internet traffic from your local area network.A method used to connect devices in a series.An always-on. fast Internet connection. Daisy Chain .A binary digit.To start a device and cause it to start executing instructions..A networking protocol that allows administrators to assign temporary IP addresses to network computers by "leasing" an IP address to a user for a limited amount of time. instead of assigning permanent IP addresses.

A protocol used to send data over a network.A wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point.The programming code that runs a networking device. HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol) .Wireless-G Home Router DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) . Firmware . which translates the names of websites into IP addresses.A set of related programs located at a network gateway server that protects the resources of a network from users from other networks. Dynamic IP Address . allowing it to be "seen" from the Internet.A general authentication protocol used to control network access.Removes the Router's firewall protection from one PC. Infrastructure . Appendix F: Glossary 69 .A specific name for a network of computers.The communications protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web. Full Duplex .Data transmission that can occur in two directions over a single line. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) . DNS (Domain Name Server) . EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) . IP (Internet Protocol) .A temporary IP address assigned by a DHCP server. incompatible communications protocols. Domain .An always-on broadband connection over traditional phone lines.A device that interconnects networks with different.To receive a file transmitted over a network. Encryption .The ability of a networking device to receive and transmit data simultaneously.The IP address of your ISP's server.A protocol used to transfer files over a TCP/IP network. Download .IEEE standard network protocol that specifies how data is placed on and retrieved from a common transmission medium. Firewall . but only one direction at a time. Gateway .Encoding data transmitted in a network. Many specific authentication methods work within this framework. Ethernet . Half Duplex . DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) .

The unique address that a manufacturer assigns to each networking device.NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area network to a different IP address for the Internet. Port . PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) . PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) .A unit of data sent over a network.The connection point on a computer or networking device used for plugging in cables or adapters. Mbps (MegaBits Per Second) .A series of computers or devices connected for the purpose of data sharing. and/or transmission between users. IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) .The address used to identify a computer or device on a network. This protocol is also used as a type of broadband connection in Europe.A VPN protocol used to implement secure exchange of packets at the IP layer.Used much like a password. Power over Ethernet (PoE) . Passphrase .A VPN protocol that allows the Point to Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network.An Internet utility used to determine whether a particular IP address is online. MAC (Media Access Control) Address . Appendix F: Glossary 70 .A technology enabling an Ethernet network cable to deliver both data and power. Network . Ping (Packet INternet Groper) . LAN .A type of broadband connection that provides authentication (username and password) in addition to data transport.A Windows 2000 and XP utility that displays the IP address for a particular networking device. IPCONFIG .A standard mail server commonly used on the Internet. NAT (Network Address Translation) . a unit of measurement for data transmission.The computers and networking products that make up your local network. POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) . ISP (Internet Service Provider) .One million bits per second. Packet . RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) .Wireless-G Home Router IP Address .A protocol that uses an authentication server to control network access. a passphrase simplifies the WEP encryption process by automatically generating the WEP encryption keys for Linksys products.A company that provides access to the Internet. storage.

Roaming . Server .An address code that determines the size of the network. Router . allowing a large number of devices to share a limited number of ports. printing.The amount of data moved successfully from one node to another in a given time period.Forwarding data in a network via a fixed path. Switch .An Ethernet connector that holds up to eight wires.1.A technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) . SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) . Telnet . TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) .A set of instructions PCs use to communicate over a network. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) .A version of the TCP/IP FTP protocol that has no directory or password capability.A widely used network monitoring and control protocol.The ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection. 2. Static IP Address . Static Routing . A device for making. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) .A networking device that connects multiple networks together.Wireless-G Home Router RJ-45 (Registered Jack-45) . A data switch that connects computing devices to host computers. and other services. communications. Appendix F: Glossary 71 . breaking.A fixed address assigned to a computer or device that is connected to a network.A network protocol for transmitting data that requires acknowledgement from the recipient of data sent.Your wireless network's name.Any computer whose function in a network is to provide user access to files.A user command and TCP/IP protocol used for accessing remote PCs. or changing the connections in an electrical circuit. Throughput . Subnet Mask .The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet. SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) Firewall . SSID (Service Set IDentifier) .

WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) .To transmit a file over a network.A group of computers and associated devices that communicate with each other wirelessly.A security measure to protect data as it leaves one network and goes to another over the Internet.To replace existing software or firmware with a newer version. Topology .The address of a file located on the Internet.a wireless encryption protocol that provides dynamic encryption keys for each packet transmitted. which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) . WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) .The physical layout of a network.The Internet.a wireless security protocol using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption. Upload .Transmission Rate. Appendix F: Glossary 72 .Wireless-G Home Router TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) . URL (Uniform Resource Locator) . TX Rate . VPN (Virtual Private Network) . Upgrade . WAN (Wide Area Network).A method of encrypting network data transmitted on a wireless network for greater security.

3u.WEP. IEEE 802. China) 14 Channels (Japan) Internet: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port for Cable/DSL Modem LAN: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports One Power Port Reset Power. 2. Canada) 13 Channels (Europe.11b 11 Channels (US.3.193 kg) Ports Buttons LEDs Peak Gain of the Antenna Transmitted Power Receive Sensitivity Security Features Dimensions (W x H x D) Unit Weight Appendix G: Specifications 73 . Internet. IEEE 802. Wireless Filters. WPA and WPA2 Encryption 5. Wireless.06" x 5. Internet Policy.11b: 18 ± 1. Wireless Security . and Ethernet (1.51" (140 mm x 27 mm x 140 mm) 6.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix G: Specifications Model Standards Channels WRH54G IEEE 802.5 dBm (Typical) 11Mbps @ -87dBm (Typical) 54Mbps @ -70dBm (Typical) Double Firewalls (NAT and SPI).11g: 15 ± 1.5 dBm (Typical) 802.51" x 1. IEEE 802. 3.81 oz. 4) 2 dBi 802. (0.11g.

Storage Temp. Non-Condensing 5% to 90%. Operating Humidity Storage Humidity DC 12V 500mA FCC 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF) -20ºC to 60ºC (-4ºF to 140ºF) 10% to 85%. Non-Condensing Appendix G: Specifications 74 .Wireless-G Home Router Power Certifications Operating Temp.

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This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the equipment or devices • Connect the equipment to an outlet other than the receiver's • Consult a dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix I: Regulatory Information FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and your body.11b or 802. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning. uses.26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. IEEE 802.11g operation of this product in the USA is firmware-limited to channels 1 through 11. Safety Notices Caution: To reduce the risk of fire. which is found by turning the equipment off and on. use only No. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. Appendix I: Regulatory Information 76 . Avoid using this product during an electrical storm. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. This product has been tested and complies with the specifications for a Class B digital device. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. including interference that may cause undesired operation. However. FCC Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment generates. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. Do not use this product near water. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. in a wet basement or near a swimming pool. if not installed and used according to the instructions. for example.

Consumers are required to comply with this notice for all electronic products bearing the following symbol: Appendix I: Regulatory Information 77 .Wireless-G Home Router User Information for Consumer Products Covered by EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) This document contains important information for users with regards to the proper disposal and recycling of Linksys products.

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